Single worst bug for ports: lang/gcc* doesn't support c++11

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Sun Mar 8 12:36:20 UTC 2015

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Yuri <yuri at> wrote:
> On 03/07/2015 21:28, Russell L. Carter wrote:
>> I would like to understand better the problem here, because I use c++11
>> features heavily with lang/gcc49 on a daily basis with zero problems.
> No, gcc-4.9.3 fails in the same way. Specific missing feature: std::snprintf
> error: 'snprintf' is not a member of 'std'
> Yuri

Post an example of the offending code. I suspect that the real problem
is that the code is not using an explicit 'using std::snprintf' when
it should, this is a very common problem in C++ code that has been
written at a time when including a header file was enough to bring the
std:: namespace names in that header to the global namespace. This is
no longer the case afaik on standard conformining implementations.


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