[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0038 Package Manager C Language Target Support
jordan_rose at apple.com
Thu Feb 18 15:26:37 CST 2016
Looks pretty good! My one comment is that I think there should be support for umbrella headers, which allow more control over include order within a module. Maybe it's not strictly necessary, but if someone wants to develop a package that can be used by modular and non-modular build environments, they probably also want a way to keep the behavior as close as possible.
Suggestion: "foo/foo.h" in the include/ folder for "foo" is treated as an umbrella header if present; overriding this requires writing your own module map.
Having the "include/" folder inside the "src/" folder seems weird to me, but I guess it's the most consistent thing for packages that omit the src/ folder altogether.
What if there's more than one folder in the include/ folder? How are modules constructed? I wouldn't want "llvm/" and "llvm-c/" to be put in one module.
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