What part of regex is supported by GCC 4.9?

2020-02-14 16:56发布


I don't get this. GCC is supposed to support but accoriding to their http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/libstdc++/manual/status.html#status.iso.tr1

Status page "7 Regular Expressions are not supported".

But then at "28 Regular expressions" - they are checked as supported


Could you please explain what is actually the standard and what is not?


GCC 4.9 does indeed support the C++11 <regex> functionality but not the tr1 version. Note that the difference is that parts (all?) of the latter exist within a tr1:: namespace while the C++11 <regex> is within namespace std. There's not much point to going backwards and adding in tr1 support when C++11 has been published for some time now.


Following information can be found from GCC 4.9 release notes:

"Support for various C++14 additions have been added to the C++ Front End, on the standard C++ library side the most important addition is support for the C++11 regex"

If you want to install the latest GCC4.9 version to try by yourself you can follow below SO link:

How do I compile and run GCC 4.9.x?

Here is the sample program which has compiled using gcc4.9 and subsequent run.

//Sample Program
#include <regex>
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main() {
    regex  reg("[0-9]+");
    if (regex_match("123000", reg)) {
        cout << "It's a match!" <<endl;
 return 0;
$g++ -std=c++11 foo.cpp -o foo
$ g++ -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Configured with: /home/mantosh/objdir/../gcc-4.9.0/configure --disable-multilib --prefix=/home/mantosh/gcc-4.9.0
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.9.0 (GCC)
$ ./foo
It's a match!