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Re: [std-proposals] constexpr support in std::filesystem API

From: Oleksandr Koval <oleksandr.koval.dev_at_[hidden]>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 13:42:25 +0200
I don't see how "writing a build system" is related to compile-time file

On Tue, Mar 12, 2024 at 1:32 PM Andrei Grosu via Std-Proposals <
std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The proposal is simple: constexpr support for the filesystem API.
> The need comes from writing a build system in (modern) C++.
> If there is support for compile-time access to the filesystem , it would
> be , in my opinion, the key missing piece for a build system implemented
> in modern C++.
> Without that you would have to depend on code generation , but with it ,
> there is not much missing to build a fully featured build system in C++
> itself.
> Is this a question of compiler complexity , to enable constexpr filesystem
> access ? It is not clear to me if there are other factors at play.
> Can anyone ‘in the know’ share some insights why it might or might not be
> feasable ?
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Oleksandr Koval.

Received on 2024-03-12 11:42:37