#702 C/C++ guidelines should mention that using clang needs an exception
Closed: nothingtodo a year ago Opened 2 years ago by till.

Guideline page needing clarification:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:C_and_C%2B%2B#BuildRequires_and_Requires
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Compiler

Explanation

The C/C++ guidelines mention that either gcc or clang can be used as a compiler, The general packaging guidelines say that only gcc can be used unless upstream supports only a different compiler. If using gcc is (still) mandatory, then this should be clarified in the C/C++ guidelines. Otherwise it implies that clang would be ok as well, even when gcc is supported.


Metadata Update from @tibbs:
- Issue tagged with: meeting

a year ago

We discussed this at this weeks meeting (http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2018-02-01/fpc.2018-02-01-17.00.txt):

  • x702 C/C++ guidelines should say using clang needs an exception
    (geppetto, 17:15:38)
  • Policy already says to use GCC if it's possible, which seems strong
    enough. (geppetto, 17:20:34)

I think we just forgot to close this ticket... So closing as nothingtodo. If you think we should do something, don't hesitate to reopen.

Metadata Update from @ignatenkobrain:
- Issue untagged with: meeting
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

a year ago

Metadata Update from @ignatenkobrain:
- Issue close_status updated to: nothingtodo

a year ago

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