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Re: Mandates explicit -std=c++XY for c++ projects




On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 05:36:47PM +0100, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
On 10 October 2017 at 14:26, Michael Stone <mstone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 02:16:36PM +0100, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:

On 10 October 2017 at 14:07, Gert Wollny <gw.fossdev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I think nobody would object if you set the flag to -std=c++98 for a
certain package, especially if upstream is dead or unwilling to move to
a newer standard, but I wouldn't want to see it as the default.


We, as a distribution, are better than that. Please provide URLs to
FTBFS with c++11 bug report that is of concern for you, and I will try
to look into it to fix the FTBFS with a distro patch.


I would hope that debian wouldn't fork a package specifically to change the
c++ standards version over upstream objections. That sounds like a long term
maintainence nightmare in itself.


Which upstream? URLs to upstream bug reports would be considered by me as well.

Well, the hypothetical you responded to said "especially if upstream is dead or unwilling to move to a newer standard". So, in context, I think there's more to consider than "can someone pound out a quick patch".

Mike Stone