GCC using C++

I got this news http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2010-05/msg00705.html and it puzzled me a bit: you have the system C compiler depending on C++, making in fact it no more self hosting. That alone makes me thing whoever decided and whoever requested that is next to suicidal. GCC is known for having _quite_ a shaky C++ standard library AND ABI, as in having at least an incompatibility every major version and sometimes even with minor ones. I do dislike C++ usage mostly on this basis, let alone the fact is a language overly large, with not enough people dabbling it properly, let alone being proficient. There are already compilers using C++, one that many people find interesting is llvm. It doesn’t aim to be […]