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Re: [wg14/wg21 liaison] C and C++ Compatibility Aug Agenda

From: Aaron Ballman <compatibility.sg.chair_at_[hidden]>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2021 07:25:56 -0400
Looking forward to seeing everyone for today's meeting, which is
happening about five and a half hours from now at 17:00 UTC! Please
see the agenda below for details.


On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 3:06 PM Aaron Ballman
<compatibility.sg.chair_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Our next meeting will be on Fri Aug 6, 2021 at 17:00 UTC
> (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20210806T170000&p1=tz_pt&p2=tz_mt&p3=tz_ct&p4=tz_et&p5=1440&p6=tz_cest).
> You can join the meeting at https://iso.zoom.us/j/5513145100 with the
> same password used as last time; please email me if you need the
> password.
> We will be discussing the following papers:
> P2314R2 (https://wg21.link/p2314r2) Character sets and encodings
> Proposes to change C++ to use the "Model C" approach to
> universal-character-names from C99 and introduce a new term of art to
> describe literal text encodings. The author is looking for feedback on
> the proposal, especially feedback on whether new incompatibilities
> with C are being introduced by the changes to handling universal
> character names.
> P1997R1 (https://wg21.link/p1997r1) Relaxing Restrictions on Arrays
> Proposes initialization, assignment, and function return for arrays
> directly which is currently prohibited in both C and C++. The authors
> ask for feedback on the topic and advice or volunteers to champion the
> idea in WG14, as well as polls to forward the paper to EWG and/or
> revise to deprecate array types in e.g. function parameters.
> P2340R0 (https://wg21.link/p2340r0) Clarifying the status of the “C headers”
> Proposes to undeprecate the C headers within C++ so that users need
> not fear they will be removed in the future. The paper has been
> approved by LWG in C++ and is anticipated to be adopted for C++23. The
> author expects this to be an informational presentation, but is
> interested in feedback if the proposed changes cause compatibility
> concerns.
> Thanks!
> ~Aaron

Received on 2021-08-06 06:26:13