There was an idea around for quite a while that Perl could compile with a real C++ compile (VC++ doesn't count, more on this in a moment) for quite some time. However, we were quite wrong. After some heavy lifting, we do have Perl compiling with various C++ compilers, such as g++, Sun CC, HP-UX aCC, and Intel icpc. 5.10.0 and 5.8.9 should have these fixes.
The illusion that we could compile with C++ compilers was pertetuated by compilers such as VC++, Borland C++, and Intel C++. The problem is that these compilers drop into C mode if a file has a .c extension.
Test your modules with bleadperl!
rsync -avz rsync://public.activestate.com/perl-current/ .
./Configure -des -Dusedevel -Dprefix=/path/to/test/perl
Now, please test you modules! If you have test failures that don't happen with Perl 5.8.8, send a simplified test case to
perlbug at perl.org
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