Good stuff, thanks Jeff!

To be pedantic, don't you mean "start relying on *more* c++14 features"?

Because we've already been able to use some C++14 features since November 2017 
(see bug 1325632, landed in 59).
E.g., I and others have used initialized lambda captures since then -- saving 
quite a bit of boilerplate when capturing RefPtr's, and allowing capture of 
move-only things like UniquePtr.


On Friday, April 6, 2018 at 1:00:03 AM UTC+10, Jeff Gilbert wrote:
> Bug 1444274 will bump our minimum GCC version to 6.1. GCC-7 will
> continue to work.
> If you build with GCC instead of Clang on Linux, I've been told that
> the system gcc package for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is gcc-5, so very soon
> you'll need to install a gcc-6 package to continue to build.
> With a bump to GCC 6, along with the bump to vs2017, we should be able
> to start relying on c++14 features. This will help out with tracking
> upstream projects which are starting to rely in c++14, as well as
> letting us phase in new tools into our c++ toolbox. (relaxed constexpr
> is a big one)
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