How to prevent MinGW Qt 5.9 kit from adding -std=gnu++11/14/1z to compile flags?

  • In the previous versions (up to 5.8) all I had to do was add the following to the .pro file:

    CONFIG -= c++11
    CONFIG -= c++14

    Then, I'd be free to add QMAKE_CXXFLAGS += -std=c++1z or anything I'd want. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case in the 5.9 kit.

    I created a small testcase: It compiles on mingw kits 5.6 through 5.8 (and I suppose it would compile on some of the older ones as well), but it fails on 5.9, because the following command is issued by make:

    mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory '[...]/build-59test-Desktop_Qt_5_9_0_MinGW_32bit-Debug'
    g++ -c -fno-keep-inline-dllexport -pipe -std=c++14 -g -std=gnu++11 -Wextra -Wall -W -fexceptions -mthreads -DUNICODE -DQT_DEPRECATED_WARNINGS -DQT_QML_DEBUG -DQT_CORE_LIB -I..\59test -I. -IC:\pro\Qt\5.9\mingw53_32\include -IC:\pro\Qt\5.9\mingw53_32\include\QtCore -Idebug -IC:\pro\Qt\5.9\mingw53_32\mkspecs\win32-g++  -o debug\main.o ..\59test\main.cpp

    Specifically, this part:

    -std=c++14 -g -std=gnu++11

    I don't know why -std=gnu++11 is being added, overriding my wishes. I tried looking around for the mkspec, but I found nothing obvious to me.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • @krzaq I don't know if this helps, but gnu++xx is different than ++xx - gnu++xx adds gnu extensions. Have you tried

    CONFIG -= gnu++11


  • @Eeli-K I don't think this is directly connected (i.e. CONFIG += c++14 works on MSVC, which has different naming scheme entirely).

    Nevertheless, I have just tried the following, but it didn't fix my problem:

    CONFIG -= c++11
    CONFIG -= c++14
    CONFIG -= gnu++11
    CONFIG -= gnu++14

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    You have to modify the mkspec to fit your need.

    As for MSVC, there's no setting of any standard, the compiler always uses the latest that was implemented by Microsoft.

  • @SGaist That's not an acceptable solution. Modifying the installation on every machine used to build/develop the project because there's a bug in the new Qt is ridiculous.

    Btw: MSVC does, in fact, have a standard switch since the latest version (or maybe one back): /std:latest. Without it you can't have i.e. <string_view>.

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