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Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Draft: Requirements for Usage of C++ Modules at Bloomberg
From: David Blaikie (dblaikie_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-06-18 14:17:22


On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 12:14 PM Daniel Ruoso <daniel_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 2:45 PM David Blaikie <dblaikie_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
>> So it seems like the challenge here will be to get buy-in from all these
>> different parties that they should support some common format?
>>
> I guess the request to the committee would be to bless one in some way
>> (some sort of non-standard, but standard-adjacent document? with some form
>> of the weight of the committee behind it) in the hopes that that will help
>> add more weight to the feature requests on these tools to add support for
>> this format?
>>
>
> Yes. The idea is that SG15 could drive interoperability on specific scopes
> (particularly GNU/Linux, but possibly applicable to any POSIX system),
> maybe via a Technical Report on a specific format that could be used by
> build systems, GNU/Linux distribution maintainers, etc.
>

Makes sense. Is there one of the existing formats (sounds like pkg-config)
that seems like a fairly good candidate for generalization/being championed
in this effort, or is it likely that a new format would be created here?



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