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Re: [Tooling] Tooling experience? (was Re: Proposed mission)

From: Titus Winters <titus_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:33:55 +0000
Can you provide concrete examples of the problems you've encountered? Can
these be tooled around? (For instance, we build a database of all symbols
potentially known to the pre-processor for a given project and see where
the potential incompatibilities lie?)

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 1:29 PM Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Titus Winters <titus_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> There's been some general pushback on "macros and preprocessor things
>> make various types of tools impossible to deploy." My question is aimed
>> mostly at that: do we have evidence of that? Or is it just intuition?
> Ah, yes.. In that respect macros make build systems life very difficult.
> As it totally kills any hope of determining binary compatibility. Boost
> Build totally ignores them in that respect. And it becomes a problem for
> the user to deal with. Which in turn propagates to package managers as
> consumers of the build system products.
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Received on 2018-04-05 19:34:08