Now that the C++11 standard is out, it would be nice to use its features directly when creating mex-files. However, even the latest Matlab R2012b only supports gcc 4.4, which does not have much of C++11 support in it. What are the principles by which the supported compiler is chosen for each version?
I am aware that I can separate the C++11 code into a dynamically-loaded library, and only use the gcc-4.4 code to redirect calls into that library. What I'm wondering though is why Mathworks did not update their compiler support to gcc-4.7, or at least gcc-4.6, straight-away with the 2012 releases?