Actually, on a second thought, there is one thing that I think is still problematic.
When the compiler is not replacing includes by imports, it would still result in different headers, which I think is going to generate a lot of confusion.
I'd advocate for giving the compiler the tuple with the token, the header file and the BMI. That way it would always use the same header, even if not replacing the include by an import.
I agree with making this more robust.
Perhaps a slight tweak: supply the compiler with the token and
BMI. if the token contains a relative path, try to resolve it to
an absolute path via the include paths. If a match is found, then
substitute the constructed absolute path as if it had been
explicitly provided. If a match is not found, then use the BMI
only when a matching token is presented in a #include or import
directive. The former rule strengthens the #include vs import
consistency while the second rule retains an option to migrate
away from include paths.
On Mon, Jun 6, 2022, 17:21 Daniel Ruoso <email@example.com> wrote:
Great. So that matches exactly what I was advocating for.
I'll try to write a paper summarizing all this, and advocating for that approach on all implementations.
On Mon, Jun 6, 2022, 17:19 Gabriel Dos Reis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I may have misunderstood. When the following argument is given:
> /headerUnit:angle foo.h=/some/foo.h.ifc
> Does that mean MSVC will not perform a lookup in the include
> directories and will just apply that for both `#include <foo.h>` and
> `import <foo.h>`? Even if no there was no foo.h in any of the include
No, MSVC does not look up via include directories before applying the mapping of
to the corresponding IFC. Additionally, if you have /translateInclude and
it will not look up in the include directory.
However, if you specify
and you have
it would first look up <foo.h> via the include directories. If the selected source file happens to match the mapping specified then it will the IFC.
From: Daniel Ruoso <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2022 1:15 PM
To: Gabriel Dos Reis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com; Boris Kolpackov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [SG15] "logical name" of importable headers
Em seg., 6 de jun. de 2022 às 15:21, Gabriel Dos Reis
> > Specifically, the input to the compiler would be a map from the token
> > used after include or import to the header file and the bmi for that
> > header unit.
> I think is what MSVC does... no?
I may have misunderstood. When the following argument is given:
Does that mean MSVC will not perform a lookup in the include
directories and will just apply that for both `#include <foo.h>` and
`import <foo.h>`? Even if no there was no foo.h in any of the include
Is there ever a situation where the compiler would need the path to
the original header?
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