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Subject: Re: [isocpp-ext] CWG1962+CWG2362 type of __func__ / __func__ should be constexpr
From: Gabriel Dos Reis (gdr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-04-28 19:14:10


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| Cc: Bjarne Stroustrup <bjarne_at_[hidden]>; sg7_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [isocpp-ext] CWG1962+CWG2362 type of __func__ / __func__
| should be constexpr
|
|
| On 4/28/2020 5:11 PM, Herring, Davis via Ext wrote:
| >>>> Using the details below, I'd like y'all to consider: do we want to
| >>>> fix this issue, or leave it as-is because better mechanisms will
| >>>> eventually lead us to deprecate __func__?
| >>> Leave it alone.
| >> +1
| >>
| >> Stability/compatibility is a major feature.
| > I have trouble interpreting the above exchange. You're agreeing with
| "leave it alone", which sounds like JF's option "leave it as-is because better
| mechanisms will eventually lead us to deprecate __func__". That plan
| doesn't sound like "[s]tability/compatibility"; did you mean never to
| deprecate it?
| >
| > Meanwhile, the whole issue here is a question of compatibility between
| (versions of) implementations, where there is known significant divergence;
| is the "major feature" compatibility between those implementations in the
| future, or is it bug-compatibility with their current states?
|
| I didn't realize that. Sorry. I saw a potential C incompatibility.

The potential for C incompatibility for a feature adopted from C for compatibility strikes me as unwise.

If WG21 thinks it has a superior alternative, it should provide that and leave __func__ to WG14.

-- Gaby

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