bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue May 28 18:12:28 PDT 2002
Don Smith wrote:
> Actually, the main reason for upgrading to gcc-3.x is that it follows
> the latest C++ specification put out by Bjarne Stroustrup a couple of
> (5!) years ago, The C++ Programming Language, Third Edition:
> Most users don't really care as most packages are still written in C.
> But professional C++ programmers need this version as it adds a lot of
> new and very useful features. It is these new features, especially
> namespaces, that causes most of the problems and only in those packages
> written in C++ (I am not totally sure about the veracity of the last
> phrase, anyone?).
True. I had wondered why I could use cout in c++ without using
std::cout or specifying a namespace.
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