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This table lists C++11 features and whether they can be used in Inkscape or not (yet).
 
This table lists C++11 features and whether they can be used in Inkscape or not (yet).
 
Add C++11 features that you would like to use to the table, so that we know what to test for to increase the C++11 "allowance".
 
Add C++11 features that you would like to use to the table, so that we know what to test for to increase the C++11 "allowance".
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See also [[C++17]]
  
 
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| std::initializer_list || not yet || Easier container initialization/assignation and implicit constructor calls
 
| std::initializer_list || not yet || Easier container initialization/assignation and implicit constructor calls
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| [https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/language/constexpr constexpr] || | ? || Additional meanings in C++14/C++17
 
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| toxic feature of doom || style="background: red;" | NO || Never use this (in case we stumble upon C++11 features that we really don't like)
 
| toxic feature of doom || style="background: red;" | NO || Never use this (in case we stumble upon C++11 features that we really don't like)
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| supported feature || style="background: lightgreen;" | from 0.93 ||
 
 
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We need to keep coordinated with the section on [[Tracking_Dependencies#Distros|Distro Dependencies]].
 
We need to keep coordinated with the section on [[Tracking_Dependencies#Distros|Distro Dependencies]].
  
Also see these pages:
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Also see this page:
* http://wiki.apache.org/stdcxx/C++0xCompilerSupport
 
 
* http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/compiler_support
 
* http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/compiler_support
  
 
Note that <code>__cplusplus</code> is always <code>1</code> for GCC 4.6 that is used on Windows. So <code>#if __cplusplus < 201103L</code> or variants does not work to choose between C++03 or C++11 code.
 
Note that <code>__cplusplus</code> is always <code>1</code> for GCC 4.6 that is used on Windows. So <code>#if __cplusplus < 201103L</code> or variants does not work to choose between C++03 or C++11 code.
  
The table lists C++11 features and whether they work in trunk on a certain platform as advertised. If all lights are green ⇒ set the light to green in the Usage status section (taking current trunk version into account).
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C++11 is well supported by all major compilers (MSVC has only partial support for constexpr). In fact C++14 and C++17 are also well supported by all platforms we support.
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Compiler version when feature complete:
  
 
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! rowspan="2" | Feature !! Windows !! Mac 10.6 !! Mac 10.7 !! Fedora 20 !! Red Hat 7.0 !! Red Hat 6.5 !! rowspan="2" | Comment
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!         !! GCC       !! Clang                                                               !! MSVC                                       
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! TDM-GCC 4.6/4.9 (x64) !! GCC 4.2 !! Clang 3(?) !! GCC 4.8.2 !! GCC 4.8.2 !! GCC 4.4.7
 
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| unique_ptr<> || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || || style="background: lightgreen;" | || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || Defined in <memory>
 
 
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| shared_ptr<> || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || || style="background: lightgreen;" | || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || Defined in <memory>
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|C++11    || 4.8 (2014)|| 3.1 (2013) (3.3 for local thread storage and inheriting constructors) || 19 (except C99 preprocessor and constexpr) 
 
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| auto || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || || style="background: lightgreen;" | || style="background: lightgreen;" | || ||
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|C++14    || 5 (2015)  || 3.4 (2013)                                                            || 19 (2017) (19.1 for member initializers)
 
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| enum class || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || || style="background: lightgreen;" | || style="background: lightgreen;" | || ||
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|C++17    || 7 (2017)  || 4  (2017) (5 for constexpr lambda expressions)                      || 19.14 (2017)
 
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| range-based for || style="background: lightgreen;" | || || || style="background: lightgreen;" | || style="background: lightgreen;" | || ||
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|C++2a    || 10*      || 10*                                                                  || 19.22#
 
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'#' About half complete

Latest revision as of 09:11, 17 April 2020

Usage status

This table lists C++11 features and whether they can be used in Inkscape or not (yet). Add C++11 features that you would like to use to the table, so that we know what to test for to increase the C++11 "allowance".

See also C++17

Feature Can use? Comment
std::unique_ptr<> from 0.93 Replaces boost::scoped_ptr<> and std::auto_ptr<>
std::shared_ptr<> from 0.93 Replaces boost::shared_ptr<>
std::unordered_*<> from 0.93 Replaces the hack in util/unordered-containers.h
auto (type inference) from 0.93
enum class not yet Strong enum constants (take the name of the enum, can't be implicitly converted to int)
range-based for from 0.93 Concise for loops with containers (Python alike)
lambda functions not yet In-place definitions for small functions
constructor delegation not yet Reduces boilerplate when an object has many constructors
right angle brackets in templates not yet Fixes coding style oddity
async, futures not yet Allows easy multithreading
std::initializer_list not yet Easier container initialization/assignation and implicit constructor calls
constexpr ? Additional meanings in C++14/C++17
toxic feature of doom NO Never use this (in case we stumble upon C++11 features that we really don't like)

Platform status

We need to keep coordinated with the section on Distro Dependencies.

Also see this page:

Note that __cplusplus is always 1 for GCC 4.6 that is used on Windows. So #if __cplusplus < 201103L or variants does not work to choose between C++03 or C++11 code.

C++11 is well supported by all major compilers (MSVC has only partial support for constexpr). In fact C++14 and C++17 are also well supported by all platforms we support.

Compiler version when feature complete:

GCC Clang MSVC
C++11 4.8 (2014) 3.1 (2013) (3.3 for local thread storage and inheriting constructors) 19 (except C99 preprocessor and constexpr)
C++14 5 (2015) 3.4 (2013) 19 (2017) (19.1 for member initializers)
C++17 7 (2017) 4 (2017) (5 for constexpr lambda expressions) 19.14 (2017)
C++2a 10* 10* 19.22#

'*' Mostly complete '#' About half complete