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Subject: Re: string. vector vs string_view, span in reflection API
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-04-09 09:26:28


David Vandevoorde wrote:
> One of the issues that arise is header dependencies… do we really want to
> require that <vector> and <string> be included for any code that does
> something nontrivial with reflections? Maybe “yes”, and maybe that’ll be less
> of a concern with modules?
>
> Meanwhile, our (Faisal & I) current implementation uses std::string_view (with
> some assumptions about its internal structure) and a very simple
> vector<info>-like class that’s part of the <meta> header.

That's another reason I prefer `char const*` - I don't find it elegant when
compiler built-ins have to know about user-defined types such as `string_view`.


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