Re: Retiring WITHOUT_CXX

From: Warner Losh <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 21:45:23 UTC
On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 11:39 AM Ed Maste <> wrote:

> Several base system components are written in C++, and the WITHOUT_CXX
> option is not regularly tested and is often broken. I fixed a number
> of WITHOUT_CXX issues in response to Michael Dexter's recent Build
> Option Survey runs, but it will break again absent ongoing effort.
> This does not seem like a useful endeavour given the limitations it
> imposes on the resulting system.
> I'm proposing we remove the WITHOUT_CXX option and have opened a
> review to do so:

We've grown enough C++ support this is likely sane.