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Re: [fluid-dev] Adding C++ as mandatory dependency?


From: Reinhold Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] Adding C++ as mandatory dependency?
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:32:30 +0100

In general C++ is OK.

I vote to keep existing code stable and not convert it to C++ due to
stability.

>From the Microsoft Windows side the key question is 
"Which Microsoft Visual Studio version is mandatory for C++98?"  

To me it looks that there is no clear answer when I read their conformance
list at
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/overview/visual-cpp-language-conformanc
e?view=vs-2019

Does anybody know the full answer?

Reinhold  

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Im Auftrag von Tom M. via fluid-dev
Gesendet: Freitag, 17. Januar 2020 16:34
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Cc: Tom M.
Betreff: [fluid-dev] Adding C++ as mandatory dependency?

The most recent revisal of fluidsynth's sequencer has raised the
question of whether C++98 can become a mandatory dependency for
fluidsynth. Most importantly:

* Can we put C++ code into fluidsynth?
* Is there anybody out there who has any concerns or objections for a
C++ dependency?

A few more question that arise from the above:

* Do we want to port fluidsynth to C++ completely?
* Or should only new code/features be C++, existing C code stays
untouched unless a complete rewrite is required?
* Or do we only want minimal glue code for C++ stdlib features, rest stays
C?

Any feedback about that is welcome.

Note that fluidsynth's API is unaffected and stays written in C.

Detailed background information about proposed changes on GitHub:
https://github.com/FluidSynth/fluidsynth/pull/604


**Spoiler:**


Keep in mind that we are only talking about C++98. There is no benefit
in porting fluidsynths entire codebase to C++98 (esp. not in terms of
getting rid of glib). However, for this particular revisal, some
features of the C++ standard library come in handy, allowing a simple
and lightweight implementation.


Tom

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