Any one (may be from Sun) care to comment as to when Sun will
add STL support to their C++ compiler? I now use the V 4.1
compiler on solaris 2.5, and this according to my system
admin, is the latest and greatest Sun C++ compiler, and it has
no STL support, and I am finding out that C++ compilers on the
PC platform are closer to the ANSI/ISO draft C++ language than
the Sun C++ compiler. (example VC++ 4.1 has STL, namespaces,
cstring,RTTI, the new castings etc.., I am sure BC++ 5.0 also
has some if not all of the above)
A big, rich , powerfull company like Sun should be ahead
in compilers , not behind those for the PC platform, after
all, a workstation is bigger and more powerfull and cost
more than a PC , right?
There is even no <cstring.h> nor the RTTI <typeinfo.h> in
my compiler include directory (among other missing things),
which is in the C++ standard library. Does one have to go
to VC++ and windows use C++ compilers with the latest features?
May be all the Sun compiler engineers are all busy on Java
now and no one is doing much for the C++ compiler ?
Please Sun, bring your C++ compiler close to ANSI/ISO draft
C++ langauge and add all the standard C++ header libraries
and the STL support and libraries soon ! .
Nasser Abbasi. C/C++/Ada Solaris. GeneAssist - A client/server application
for Nucleic acid and protein sequence search and analysis.
MSEE(control), MSCS, MSCE, FM (Fide Chess Master).