switching to C++ compiling by -xc++ (was: gnucash master: Multiple changes pushed)

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sun Apr 27 17:15:26 EDT 2014

On Apr 27, 2014, at 2:01 PM, Mike Alexander <mta at umich.edu> wrote:

> --On April 27, 2014 10:06:24 PM +0200 Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de> wrote:
>> Can we please trigger the switch from C to C++ by renaming the files,
>> one by  one? This makes it clear which files have to adhere to C++
>> rules and which  ones don't have to. Thanks!
> I agree with this.  Compiling C files as C++ causes problems in configure too.  It tries to use the C compiler arguments for C++ programs.  In the changes I just pushed, I put a kluge into configure.ac to get around this, but it isn't very pretty.

OK, and I agree about the configure issues.

My intention was to change the suffix as I rewrote each file into proper C++, but given Christian’s and your concerns, I’ll rename all of the files in libqof as soon as I finish fixing up the Windows build.

However, I don’t think changing files one by one is wise: It will result in libraries with objects compiled with different compilers, and I worry that that will introduce difficult to understand bugs. That’s not a matter for immediate concern, though, as I expect libqof will consume several months before I’ll start on another directory.

John Ralls

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