[gdal-dev] Starting a discussion on style and coding guidelines

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu May 5 02:09:48 PDT 2016

On 5 May 2016 at 01:45, Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com> wrote:
> Of the potential issues with requiring C++11, I can think of OSGeo4W. It is
> mostly(completely?) built with Visual Studio 2010. And from
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh567368.aspx , support of C++11 is
> only partial in VS 2010

VS2013 is the lowest version sensible to consider regarding C++11 support.

> On the other hand regarding dependencies of GDAL, the binary propritary SDKs
> with a C++ API could be a problem, although they will likely move on too.
> - FileGDB SDK 1.4: available for VS2010, VS2012, VS2013
> - ECW SDK 5.2.1: available for VS2010, VS2012, VS2013

AFAICT, GDAL built using VS2015 links against the 5.2.1 version fine.

> - MrSID SDK: I didn't check. Perhaps Kirk can tell us ?

Similarly to the ECW above, version 9.1.0 links fine too.

> But I'm not sure about the compatibility of C++11 build against non-C++11
> builds in the VS realm : can a GDAL C++11 build link against a library built
> without C++11 enabled ? Will not there be ABI problems ?

Although mixing C run-time libraries is a bad idea generally,
kosher C APIs should be fine.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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