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Re: [SG16] Agenda for the 2021-12-01 SG16 telecon

From: Corentin Jabot <corentinjabot_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2021 06:28:31 +0100
On Wed, Dec 8, 2021, 23:40 Tom Honermann <tom_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 12/5/21 2:26 PM, Jens Maurer wrote:
> On 05/12/2021 01.04, Tom Honermann wrote:
> On 12/4/21 6:05 AM, Jens Maurer wrote:
> If we impose a requirement for a code unit -> code point decoder for the
> literal encoding at compile-time, we should make such a facility generally
> available instead of hiding it in the guts of the std::format parser.
> I think JeanHeyd's work on P1629 <https://wg21.link/p1629> <https://wg21.link/p1629> will fill this niche. It would be nice if the features he proposes in N2730 <http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/www/docs/n2730.htm> <http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/www/docs/n2730.htm> were usable at compile-time as well, but that will likely have to await some kind of constexpr support in C.
> Why? We've made functions constexpr that are inherited from C
> before.
> Sure, we have, and could do so again. In this case, there are behaviors
> that we would have to specify that should be decided in conjunction with
> WG14. For example, the N2730 "mc" and "mwc" function variants operate on
> the locale dependent execution encoding. We would have to specify what that
> means for compile-time evaluation. The obvious answer is, of course, that
> it means the ordinary/wide literal encoding. Since that encoding may differ
> from the run-time execution encoding, this presumably means defining a
> locale (or at least the LC_CTYPE locale category) for use at
> compile-time. We would then have to tie the behavior to
> std::is_constant_evaluated() (so that the separation of compile-time vs
> run-time is rigorously defined) for which there is presently no
> corresponding C facility.
> These are not necessarily simple functions that can be readily be inlined
> or made builtins. As we've previously discussed, EBCDIC code pages do not
> all consistently encode '{' and '}'. An ISO-2022 escape mechanism that
> allows switching character sets presumably would require the implementation
> to track shift state and have access to character set tables in order to
> recognize all encodings of these characters. Though, perhaps such an
> encoding is disallowed by [lex.charset]p6
> <http://eel.is/c++draft/lex.charset#6>? It isn't clear to me how to apply
> that wording to shift-state encodings.

Nothing precludes shift state literal encodings, see note in the same


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