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

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Sun Mar 8 12:42:20 UTC 2015

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Kimmo Paasiala <kpaasial at> wrote:
> 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.
> -Kimmo

Well, scratch that sorry. I just learned that std::snprintf is indeed
a c++11 only feature...


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