[geos-devel] C++14

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Thu Dec 13 11:34:13 PST 2018

"Regina Obe" <lr at pcorp.us> writes:

> I think a lot of packaging (for older systems I see) I see is still
> done on gcc 4.7.  Though one can argue that these older systems will
> not ship newer GEOS, so might not be so much of an issue aside from
> users who build their own GEOS stuck on old platforms.

A good point for Linux, but in the non-Linux world (BSD, MacOS, Solaris, and
the rest of the vendor unix tradition) there is usually a notion of
"base system" and "packages or other stuff".  So with have things like
mv and the compiler in base, and then packages, the idea of wanting to
build newer packages with a not bleeding edge but not ancient compiler
(which describes gcc 4.8) is not really that strange.

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