[llvm-dev] Adopting a third-party JSON library
Filippo Costa via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Aug 18 07:01:20 PDT 2020
I'm a new contributor. I'm considering the possibility of adopting a third-party JSON library instead of LLVM's homegrown `lib/Support/JSON.cpp`. The way I see it, this would bring several advantages as well as some downsides:
+ Slimmer codebase.
+ Benefit from upstream work and active contributions to another project.
+ Possibly improved performance and API ergonomics.
- Likely compile times regression as many JSON libs are header-only.
- Risk of introducing bugs and breakages across LLVM.
As far as I can tell, these are the most popular C++ JSON libs:
I'm trying to understand if this is something I should work on and whether or not it would benefit the project.
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