Text Formatting at the ISO C++ standards meeting in Jacksonville—Victor Zverovich

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Text Formatting at the ISO C++ standards meeting in Jacksonville

by Victor Zverovich

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This week I attended the ISO C++ standards committee meeting to present the second revision of my paper P0645R1 Text Formatting, based on the {fmt} formatting library. The first revision was reviewed by Library Evolution Working Group (LEWG) in June 2017 in Toronto and there was a lot of feedback, particularly I’ve been asked to

  • investigate compile-time format string processing,
  • look at using or explain why not to use an output iterator,
  • use string_view,
  • allow pre-computation of output size,
  • add benchmarks.

It took me a while to address all the feedback, especially the first two items which required substantial API and implementation changes, so I had to skip the meeting in Albuquerque. However, this ultimately resulted in a much better API so I’m grateful to LEWG for the helpful guidance. Despite all the negative press covfefe “design by committee” sometimes works surprisingly well...

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