Experimental Support For C++20 Coroutines Has Landed In GCC 10

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 18 January 2020 at 08:16 AM EST. 30 Comments
As of this morning experimental support for C++20 coroutines has been merged into the GCC 10 compiler!

Coroutines allow a function to have its execution stopped/suspended and then to be resumed later. Coroutines is one of the big features of C++20. Sample syntax and more details on C++ coroutines can be found at cppreference.com.

Coroutines support for GCC has been under development for months and now as a late addition to GCC 10 is the experimental implementation.

Given the early state of this functionality and being late in the GCC 10 development cycle, coroutines isn't exposed for -std=c++2a but for now explicitly requires the -fcoroutines flag be set.

More details on the state of GCC's coroutines support via this mailing list post.

Per the C++ status page, this leaves GCC still to support the atomic compare-and-exchange, completing work on immediate functions, getting the C++ modules support landed, and other odds and ends. But with GCC 10 already being on stage four development, it won't be until GCC 11 next year that we could see complete and production ready C++20 support out of this compiler.
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