> After much discussion, and following the MIDAS workshop at TRIUMF, we made the decision to use C++11 in MIDAS.
> There are many benefits, and only one drawback - no c++11 compilers in the default OS install on older computers (i.e.
> RHEL/SL/CentOS before el7). (the same applies to our use of cmake).
It turns out that support for the c++11 "regex" feature is missing on el7 (CentOS-7, our most common platform at TRIUMF).
According to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12530406/is-gcc-4-8-or-earlier-buggy-about-regular-expressions
gcc 4.9.0 is the first one to implement c++11 regular expressions. el7 comes with gcc-4.8.5 and I confirm
that examples of using std::regex_replace() do not compile. I was looking to use std::regex_replace to implement URL rewriting
in the reverse proxy code in mhttpd.
I do not need this feature immediately, but I am surprised that such a thing can happen, thought others should know.