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Subject: [SG10] Feature test macros: always available, or in a header?
From: Richard Smith (richard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-07 14:17:41


Hi,

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>
#endif

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

... and so on.



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