My question was what compiler level I had, specifically looking for C++ 11. I'm a "greenhorn" C++ dev, so maybe I missed it, but I don't see anything in the 7.1 version of your link that answers that.



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From: Aaron Albertson [mailto:albertaa@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 11:19 AM
To: Bare Metal Programming IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <c400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [C400-L] V7R3 C++ questions


Hi all,

The supported language extensions for the C and C++ compiler are documented in the IBM i Knowledge Center. Here is a link to the v7r3 version of this documentation:
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzarg/aix_cpp_extensions.htm
.

The compiler developers are adding new features every release. I was once a member of this team, and when I was part of the team there were three primary criteria for what features were added:

Low hanging fruit (features which are trivial to support)
Features which the compiler team believes will be used by customers (the
compiler team usually has to guess here)
Features requested by customers (these are given the highest priority)

I believe this is still the general philosophy of the team. I know that the compiler team does have members that occasionally visit this forum, so I would recommend posting details on exactly what you are missing. It will help the compiler team bump that functionality up their priority list, and it is also possible that you've discovered a bug in a feature that is supposed to be working.

If there is a feature that you feel is particularly important I would recommend submitting a request for enhancement (RFE) (or upvoting an existing request if one already exists for the feature you would like to see). This is probably the best way to make sure that IBM knows you care about a particular issue. Susan Gartner recently wrote a very nice article on The Four Hundred about how to submit an RFE:
https://www.itjungle.com/2017/01/30/guru-got-great-idea-tell-ibm/. The article is focused on submitting a request for RPG, but to do the same thing for C/C++ you just need to specify "Languages - Other" instead of "Languages - RPG" for the component.

Thanks,

Aaron Albertson



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