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

Russell L. Carter rcarter at
Sun Mar 8 16:42:17 UTC 2015

On 03/07/15 23:36, Yuri 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'

Ok, I can confirm missing std::to_string in lang/g++49, fixed with

In /usr/local/lib/gcc49/include/c++/bits/basic_string.h
std::to_string() and company are convenience wrappers for the
c conversion functions, and according to:

this would seem like a bug in the process the gnu c and c++ people
use to manage "newlib" development versioning.

Lots of other folk (netbsd, cygwin, arm) are complaining too.

I can understand the porting aggravation but I'm not sure that there
are no bugs lurking in any of that code protected by the #ifdef, so
just eliding it doesn't seem zero-risk.


> Yuri
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