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Re: Why is popen from stdio.h disabled with -std=c++11?

On 2017-01-30 10:41, Пётр Б. wrote:
Why is popen from stdio.h disabled with -std=c++11? I am trying to
grasp it and I can't.

It is exposed if -std=c11 but not for c++11.

No, it's not, you get an implicit function declaration warning in C. C++ is simply less forgiving (which is not a bad thing in this case).

What is the problem and can it be solved?

Use -std=gnu++11, or -D_DEFAULT_SOURCE with -std=c++11.

Why does -std=c++11 prevent POSIX visibility?

Because it means ISO standard C++, which popen is not.

MinGW exposes popen as _popen, could it be an option for Cygwin?

Absolutely not, that is an MSVC-ism.


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