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Re: First go at adding GCC_VERSIONS_ACCEPTED support

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 09:08:17AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>>   2) how to deal with mixed compilers and libs.  If there's a c++
>>   library, and it doesn't need C++11, and then a C++ porgram does and
>>   links to the library, is that sound?  What about the other way around?
> How does this sound:
> * we define, per operating system/version, a default c++ compiler,
>   let's say gcc-4.9 (or whatever we think is the best version on that
>   platform). this version is pulled in whenever c++ is defined in
>   USE_LANGUAGES. It should support c++11.
> * the user can override this default globally, before compiling packages

That's ok with me.

Then, we shouldn't need GCC_REQD in C++ packages, and we can use the
min/objectioable scheme in C, since we can mix?

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