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[SG10] Feature test macros: always available, or in a header?

From: Richard Smith <richard_at_[hidden]>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 12:17:41 -0700

Has any thought been given to putting the feature-test macros into an
implementation-supplied header, instead of predefining them? This would
allow us to remove the cost associated with predefining these macros, for
translation units which don't need them. Instead, we could supply a single
predefined macro indicating whether the header is available, and user code
would write something like:

#ifdef __cpp_lib_header_features
#include <features>

#ifdef __cpp_relaxed_constexpr
size_t strlen(const char *p) { /* ... */ }

... and so on.

Received on 2013-05-07 21:17:42