[OpenIndiana-discuss] use cases of Sun Studio-compiled C++ libraries on OI

Ian Collins ian at ianshome.com
Sat Nov 29 09:18:43 UTC 2014

Alexander Pyhalov wrote:
> Hello.
> I'd like to hear about people who now hardly depends on Sun
> Studio-compiled C++ libraries AND use OpenIndiana. Do you have software
> which can't be recompiled with GCC? Do you know commercial software
> which depend on the libraries?
> I mean the following OI packages:
>    database/postgres/library/c++/libpqxx
>    library/c++/glibmm
>    library/c++/libxml++
>    library/c++/net6
>    library/c++/obby
>    library/c++/sigcpp
>    library/c++/stdcxx
>    library/desktop/c++/cairomm
>    library/desktop/c++/gtkmm
>    library/desktop/c++/mm-common
>    library/desktop/c++/pangomm
> I'd like to drop them and replace by g++-compiled (incompatible)
> versions. Who will be affected?

If you are building modern code (that adheres to C++11), the difference 
should be moot.  Studio 12.4 in C++11 mode uses the g++ ABI and the g++ 
4.8.2 run time library.


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