After more than 30 years, why is there is no standardized package manager for c/c++ projects to avoid build systems hell.

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  • reveddit

    Review removed content on reddit. Uses the Pushshift API, built on code from removeddit.

    You can use to view the removed comment and understand why I removed it. (I won't provide a direct link.)

  • conan

    Conan - The open-source C and C++ package manager

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • premake-core


    Premake honestly doesn't suck, and is so extendable that you can add vcpkg support to it and finally forget about CMake.

  • conan-center-index

    Recipes for the ConanCenter repository

    It seems that you haven't following up. ConanCenter now has 1400 packages, a bit less than vcpkg, but it got like 9000 PullRequests from the community in last 2 years:

  • opencv-rust

    Rust bindings for OpenCV 3 & 4

    For example, this is the build script of the opencv bindings:

  • xmake

    🔥 A cross-platform build utility based on Lua

    Maybe you missed xmake, it will be just what you need.

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