[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] RFC: Plan for removing components from namespace std::experimental

Marshall Clow via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Apr 10 15:57:36 PDT 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 2:48 PM, Dimitry Andric <dimitry at andric.com> wrote:

> Yes, this seems a good idea.  I think it is already clear enough that the
> experimental headers can't be relied upon for any long term, so having a
> specific cutoff date in there is good.  Maybe even mention it in the
> respective headers?
> That said, on FreeBSD I didn't get any requests for adding the
> libc++experimental dynamic library, so I have simply omitted it.
> Therefore, at least on FreeBSD there are no users of these features, so
> they won't be able to miss them either. :-)

Well, no.
For example, std::experimental::string_view is header-only; there's no part
of it that lives in the  libc++experimental lib.  It's not the only one.

-- Marshall
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