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Re: Using compiler specific c++ extensions
There is a very good discussion of this here
Behalf Of Lorenzo Marcantonio
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 1:45 AM
To: Kicad Developers
Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Using compiler specific c++ extensions
On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 06:44:27PM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> I think we should accept a patch from you. This is not Java, it is
> C++. C++ cannot do this, Java can.
> It is really that simple. GCC maintainers probably know Java, but that
> does not give them a license to bend the language on their own,
> counter-current to the rest of the C++ language supporters.
Fully agree with that... but a) I don't get why a POD like a float couldn't
be a const object (like an int) and b) why gcc doesn't give a warning; maybe
because it's an 'harmless' extension...
I'm really curious to see the rationale for that ISO decision...
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