Subject: Re: C++ and host-mkdep
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 07/08/2007 10:26:29
Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Hi,
> [ Please CC me any replies. ]
> I was trying to add a new host tool (written in C++) to src/tools.  
> While doing so, I noticed some build errors because the native 
> preprocessor did not recognize the -cxx-isystem option, while our build 
> system uses it (or at least that's why I think it failed).  (This 
> happened with NetBSD-current as the host system, by the way.)
> I fixed this issue with the attached patch.  Is it OK to commit?
> Let me also size this post to ask something else:  Would it be OK to add 
> a C++ host tool to the tools or would this be too painful?  (I see that 
> there is already support to build C++ host tools, so it doesn't seem 
> like a too strange thing.)

I don't think we should be adding local host tools that not in C.
Currently, the only thing in C++ is groff and there's no good alternative.