Re: g++ being dorky (was C++ rants)

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998 15:46:53 -0700 (PDT), Zach Brown <>

>On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>> Yeah, I have noticed templates.  To compile some Mico source files
>> (which makes use of templates to some extent) you need 48 megs of ram.
>on my 90meg alpha it got about 140meg into swap before finishing..
>is this g++ being dirt stupid or is sucking up half the memory on the
>planet the only way to get it compiled?

It was a bug in gcc fixed in egcs 1.0.2. IMHO, if a certain compiler
has a bug with a language feature, that does not really tell much
about the usefullnes of that feature. It seems to me that the most
annoying thing about templates for some people is that they are
(nearly) impossible in C.


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