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Part IV.  Appendices

Table of Contents

A. Contributing
Contributor Checklist
Reading
Assignment
Getting Sources
Submitting Patches
Directory Layout and Source Conventions
Coding Style
Bad Identifiers
By Example
Design Notes
B. Porting and Maintenance
Configure and Build Hacking
Prerequisites
Overview
General Process
What Comes from Where
Configure
Storing Information in non-AC files (like configure.host)
Coding and Commenting Conventions
The acinclude.m4 layout
GLIBCXX_ENABLE, the --enable maker
Shared Library Versioning
Make
Writing and Generating Documentation
Introduction
Generating Documentation
Doxygen
Prerequisites
Generating the Doxygen Files
Debugging Generation
Markup
Docbook
Prerequisites
Generating the DocBook Files
Debugging Generation
Editing and Validation
File Organization and Basics
Markup By Example
Porting to New Hardware or Operating Systems
Operating System
CPU
Character Types
Thread Safety
Numeric Limits
Libtool
Testing
Test Organization
Directory Layout
Naming Conventions
Running the Testsuite
Basic
Variations
Permutations
Writing a new test case
Examples of Test Directives
Directives Specific to Libstdc++ Tests
Test Harness and Utilities
DejaGnu Harness Details
Utilities
Special Topics
Qualifying Exception Safety Guarantees
Overview
Existing tests
C++11 Requirements Test Sequence Descriptions
ABI Policy and Guidelines
The C++ Interface
Versioning
Goals
History
Prerequisites
Configuring
Checking Active
Allowed Changes
Prohibited Changes
Implementation
Testing
Single ABI Testing
Multiple ABI Testing
Outstanding Issues
API Evolution and Deprecation History
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
5
Backwards Compatibility
First
No ios_base
No cout in <ostream.h>, no cin in <istream.h>
Second
Namespace std:: not supported
Illegal iterator usage
isspace from <cctype> is a macro
No vector::at, deque::at, string::at
No std::char_traits<char>::eof
No string::clear
Removal of ostream::form and istream::scan extensions
No basic_stringbuf, basic_stringstream
Little or no wide character support
No templatized iostreams
Thread safety issues
Third
Pre-ISO headers removed
Extension headers hash_map, hash_set moved to ext or backwards
No ios::nocreate/ios::noreplace.
No stream::attach(int fd)
Support for C++98 dialect.
Support for C++TR1 dialect.
Support for C++11 dialect.
Container::iterator_type is not necessarily Container::value_type*
C. Free Software Needs Free Documentation
D. GNU General Public License version 3
E. GNU Free Documentation License