Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Sep 29 09:16:46 UTC 2018

On Sep 29, 2018, at 02:19, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a chance that we add a new cxx14 (and cxx17) PortGroup, at
> least as an intermediate step before a better solution is worked out.
> I admit that I don't like zillion portgroup to achieve basically the
> same thing (cxx11 cxx14 cxx17 cxx20 ...), but what I like even less is
> every single Portfile randomly adding their own selection of
> blacklisted compilers, more often than not with lots of flaws, so it
> becomes impossible to tell after a while whether a compiler is in fact
> blacklisted because the software would not build with it (for whatever
> random reason) or because the author just accidentally blacklisted a
> compiler for which he thought it would not support C++14.
> And then there are cases when a ticket or pull request would be open
> for so long that some blacklisted compilers would already become
> obsolete/removed by the time the changes get merged :) :) :)
> I'm asking because Ryan just pointed out lots of flaws in compiler
> blacklisting. It looks as if every single port out of the three
> committed in the same batch had a different flaw in C++14
> blacklisting.

I believe we're intending to address this by https://github.com/macports/macports-base/pull/88

People should test that PR and report any problems.

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