GCC 6 Will Look To Switch To C++11 By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 7 May 2015 at 03:01 PM EDT. 7 Comments
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With GCC 5 the C compiler changed its default to C11/GNU11 and now for the next version, GCC 6, C++11 might become the default C++ language compiler target.

Jason Merrill of Red Hat today mentioned, "I think it's time to switch to C++11 as the default C++ dialect for GCC 6." He's currently collecting feedback, but it will most likely happen for GCC 6 that's due out in 2016.

GCC has supported C++11 for quite a while now and in the recent releases it's provided solid C++11 support and initial support for C++14. It's good to see one of the GCC 6 features will likely be defaulting to provide C++11 support to avoid having to pass -std=c++11 to projects.
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