While it’s fashionable to dump on C and C++ for being old school, they’re still hard to beat for sheer speed or power. But what’s often lacking is modern toolchain elements like a package manager. Golang, Rust, Node.js, Ruby, and Python all have standard-issue ways to perform package management; C and C++ don’t—and that’s where third-party tools have an opportunity to step in.One recent example is Buckaroo, which comes from LoopPerfect—creator of an interactive C++ development environment called Jyt.

Buckaroo is an open source system for adding packages from a managed repository to a C/C++ project “in a controlled and cross-platform way.” Cross-platform here means Windows, Linux, and MacOS, using whatever compiler is available.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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