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Re: [PATCH] strbuf: use designated initializers in STRBUF_INIT




On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 05:07:43PM -0700, Stefan Beller wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 5:05 PM, brian m. carlson
> <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 09:57:40PM +0200, Johannes Sixt wrote:
> >> It's a pity, though, that you do not suggest something even more useful,
> >> such as C++14.
> >
> > I have tried compiling Git with a C++ compiler, so that I could test
> > whether that was a viable alternative for MSVC in case its C++ mode
> > supported features its C mode did not.  Let's just say that the
> > compilation aborted very quickly and I gave up after a few minutes.
> 
> ... because we use reserved C++ keywords such as 'new' as variable names?

Yes, that was part of it ("template" stuck out to me).  I don't remember
all the issues, but they seemed quite numerous.  I'm sure it can be
done, though, if it's valuable to someone.
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