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Re: C++ vs. glibc/Hurd/Mach headers

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: C++ vs. glibc/Hurd/Mach headers
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:51:47 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Brent W. Baccala, on Fri 25 Nov 2016 17:00:50 -1000, wrote:
> In addition to what Thomas has described, the ports library is unusable with
> C++ because struct port_info has a member named "class".

I have just fixed it.

> Also, the initializer syntax used in /usr/include/refcount.h is unusable with
> g++.  For example:
>     209   const union _references op =
>     210     { .references = { .weak = ~0U, .hard = 1} };
> generates a compiler error:
> sorry, unimplemented: non-trivial designated initializers not supported

I'm amazed how C++ still hasn't caught up on such basic useful feature.
Of course C++ is about objects, but structures are useful to initialize
nicely too... Anyway, fixed it too.


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