Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/2002/07/27/17:36:24
"Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com> wrote:
> The Cygwin DLL has always used "c++ lite". Part of the reason
> g++ didn't work too well when cygwin was first conceived so
> dynamic casts and exceptions were to be avoided. Part of the
> was that the original developer was teaching himself c++ when he
> wrote cygwin.
> My preference would be for you to avoid the use of this feature.
> 9k. We already seem to grow and slow the dll with each release.
> rather not make a conscious decision to do this when it can be
Fair enough: I'm a bit blase about code size, due in part to the
environments I've worked in recently, but that doesn't mean big is
beautiful. I noted your appreciation of that recent patch that
removed both code and bug in one fell swoop but I seem to tend in
the other direction (that's "more code", not "more bugs" -- I hope
. . .)
Would the alternative of compiling just the cygserver with rtti be
acceptable? For the problem I've got (which is defining equality
operators on a class hierarchy) rolling my own code would probably
cost more in terms of space and time than the native C++ rtti.
Oh! and a much more important reason: it would be irritating too
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