C++ Modules come in C++20 to fix the long-standing build scalability problems in the language. They provide an io-efficient, on-disk representation capable to reduce build times and peak memory usage. ROOT employs the C++ modules technology further in the ROOT dictionary system to improve its performance and reduce the memory footprint.
ROOT with C++ Modules was released as a technology preview in fall 2018, after intensive development during the last few years. The current state is ready for production, however, there is still room for performance optimizations. In this talk, we show the roadmap for making the technology default in ROOT. We demonstrate a global module indexing optimization which allows reducing the memory footprint dramatically for many workflows. We will report user feedback on the migration to ROOT with C++ Modules.
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