documentation of the GNU C++ Library code?

Nick Hilliard nick at
Sat Jun 20 10:59:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 19:00 +0100, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> I don't think that this code was ever part of the GNU C++ library, in the
> sense of libstdc++.  The way I've interpreted it is that it's part of the
> GNU-licensed c++ library stuff in irrtoolset, and my suspicion (which may
> be completely wrong) is that the header file was just cut-n-pasted from
> file to file without a whole lot of thought about licensing.

I guess I'm completely wrong here.  The gnug++ library referred to Doug 
Lea's ancient GNU g++ library, as clearly stated in the code:

There's texinfo documentation contained within this distribution; a 
marked-up version can be found here:

Some previous contributor to ratoolset took this library, read up on the 
instructions here:

... and dumped the resulting code verbatim into the ratoolset distribution.

There is useful texinfo documentation for this library contained within the 
original source distribution, which can be pulled from


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