RFC: JEP JDK-8208089: Implement C++14 Language Features
kim.barrett at oracle.com
Mon Oct 8 19:34:04 UTC 2018
> On Oct 6, 2018, at 11:07 AM, Aleksei Voitylov <aleksei.voitylov at bell-sw.com> wrote:
> from an ARM port perspective, the stable GCC version is 4.9. The port compiles with stock GCC 7.3 but a lot of testing is required before moving to GCC 7.3. I agree on the overall direction and we'll commit resources to testing it further, but from an ARM port perspective it may happen JDK 12 is a little too optimistic.
> GCC x86 is a lot more stable than for ARM32 and AARCH64.
It seems to me that JDK 11 being an LTS might provide an answer to this.
JDK 12 support for C++11/14 on arm32/aarch64 might be somewhat
"experimental" in that it might require a more recent compiler version
that hasn't received as much testing as was done for JDK 11.
Similarly, the AIX/ppc platform might not be supported after JDK 11
until an improved version of the relevant compiler becomes available.
I don't know if such an approach is acceptable to the community, nor
do I know how such a decision might be made. But I think it would be
unfortunate if such issues blocked progress in this area.
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