Re: libstdc++-2.10-dev issue
On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 02:10:09PM -0800, Ranjan Parthasarathy wrote:
> I am using a woody system and using the 2.95.4 version of the GNU compiler.
> The standard c++ library (2.10)
> seems to miss out on some essential headers that are required as per
> standard c++ compliance and this is causing
The 2.* library (libstdc++ version 2) predates the C++ standard. It is
very noncompliant. It is also unmaintained.
> Particularly ios_base is not defined. I also tried with the 2.90.8 version
> of the standard C++ library
> from FSF and the patches for gcc-2.95.3 upwards and they seem OK. from what
> I could figure out,
> some of the headers were ommited in the release of 2.10 release (
2.90.* are early transitional snapshots of libstdc++ version 3. It is a
complete rewrite, and has nothing to do with 2.10.
The 2.* libraries are noncompliant. The 2.* compilers are noncompliant.
Also, nobody has been working on them for years.
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002