The State Of GNU's GDB Conversion To C++
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 9 October 2017 at 08:48 PM EDT. 20 Comments
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Last year the GNU Debugger's code-base was converted from the C programming language (C90) to now using C++11. At last month's GNU Tools Cauldron was an update on this process.

Since the end of last year, the GNU GDB Debugger has required a C++ compiler. The conversion from using C90 to C++11 was done in order to make the code-base more robust, easier to maintain, and lower the barrier for entry to new developers. More details on this long process is outlined via the GDB cxx-conversion page.

At this year's Cauldron, Red Hat's Pedro Alves offered the latest on GDB's use of C++. Moving forward, GDB will wait at least three years before beginning to require a particular GCC/C++ compiler version.

C++ developers interested in learning the ins and outs of GDB's reworked code-base can see the PDF presentation slides or the video presentation.
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