[cfe-dev] libc++ supporting older compilers
Duncan P. N. Exon Smith via cfe-dev
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Dec 17 19:39:45 PST 2015
> On 2015-Dec-17, at 18:35, Marshall Clow via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On http://libcxx.llvm.org/docs/#platform-and-compiler-support, we say:
> The following minimum compiler versions are strongly recommended.
> * Clang 3.5 and above
> * GCC 4.7 and above.
> Anything older may work.
> We're having more and more trouble supporting pre-4.7 versions of gcc, especially in C++03 mode.
> Much of the early gcc support was driven by the fact that Apple was never going to move past gcc 4.2.1, and the necessity of supporting that compiler - but that ship has sailed.
> I'd like to officially drop support for those compilers.
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