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Re: Time to rewrite dpkg

On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 12:53:23PM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > But the problem is that templates, nor exceptions or rtti (which are all
> > elements of MODERN C++ programming) don't work well enough on the GNU
> > platform...
> Is that true, I have heard this agrument often, but is it true, and is it still
> so today ? Is there effort made to fix this ? how far are they ?

I haven't used RTTI, but in my experience templates work without problems
and exceptions work most of the time (the problems I have may well be
my bugs, not egcs').  Namespaces need work: for example, there is no
clear separation between global namespace and the std namespace.

EGCS has contributed much to the progress.  A year ago I didn't feel
like C++ was ready for my use on the GNU platform.

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