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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 13, 2020

IBM i ILE/C++ compiler to fully support C++11

Oracle JDE EnterpriseOne needs to uplift to a newer version of ICU. We currently support 52-1 and there are known security vulnerabilities to which we are exposing our mutual customers (EnterpriseOne and IBM i). We would like to support the latest version of ICU (65-1), but have identified C++11 features which do not appear to be supported by any version of ILE/C++. The unsupported features include:
1) type char16_t
2) noexcept
3) missing header files: atomic, mutex and condition_variable

Use Case:

Build and run with the latest version of ICU on all platforms. It appears the other compilers we support will support the required features of C++11 implemented by ICU 65-1. IBM i ILE/C++ compiler is the only known compiler which does not support all the required features of C++11 implemented by ICU 65-1.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2020

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. C++ is likely used more among ISVs than among typical SMB market, so this may well be more valuable to the ISVs.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Feb 13, 2020

    Didn't you know that it has already been done for 7.4? Refer to this RFE:

    Whatever you do don't read the comments made post "delivery".

    You may want to discuss both RFEs with your IBM advocate / contact.