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Re: Selecting a C++ standard

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Selecting a C++ standard
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:04:20 -0800
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On 01/10/2013 09:19 PM, Dave Goodell wrote:

> There were some contrived examples, as well as one slightly less
> contrived one that had to do with enum scoping differences between
> C89 and C99:

I dunno, that one's pretty contrived as well.  I can't imagine
any real program that would run afoul of it.

> what is definitely needed is the ability to prevent AC_PROG_CC from
> always selecting the latest version of the language supported by the
> compiler/environment.

That sounds low priority to me, but if someone implements it cleanly
for us I suppose it could go in.

> Right now we accomplish (A) with a (fairly ugly) autoconf macro [1]
> when "--enable-strict" is passed to our configure.

That sort of thing should still work, though I haven't tested it.
If it doesn't, please let us know.

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