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Re: [isocpp-ext] Can we expect that all C++ source files can have the same suffix?

From: René Ferdinand Rivera Morell <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 23:08:35 -0500
 On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM Ben Boeckel <ben.boeckel_at_[hidden]>

> On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 08:49:18 -0500, René Ferdinand Rivera Morell via
> Ext wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 8:22 AM Daniel Ruoso via SG15 <
> sg15_at_[hidden]>
> > wrote:
> > > Why do we need to coerce compilers into playing this role?
> >
> > Because build systems are not part of the ISO standards from WG21. While
> we
> > can't describe a build ecosystem in an ISO standard, C++ will need to be
> > usable without the existence of anything except the "compiler".
> Well, if we're getting technical, ISO C++ doesn't have compilers either
> (at least "compile" is nowhere in `[intro.defs]`). There *are*
> implementations. How they exist or work is not something I've seen in
> the C++ standard.
> And even given what I think you're referring to as a "compiler", I have
> no idea what to do with such a thing without a standard library, linker,
> or backing platform implementation (because no C++ stdlib I'm aware of
> implements `std::filesystem` without an underlying platform).

On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 11:08 AM Gabriel Dos Reis <gdr_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Compilers aren’t part of the ISO standards from WG21, either!

Indeed. Which is why I wrote the word compiler in quotes.

Although the various mentions of compilers in non-normative notes might
give the wrong impression.

-- René Ferdinand Rivera Morell
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Received on 2022-04-21 04:08:49