Change cc_shared_library exports logic.

Changes in this CL:
1. 'exports' attribute renamed to roots
2. Removed restrictions for exporting a rule in a different repository
3. Kept restrictions for rules in the same repository but not in the same
package or subpackages
4. To get around restrictions, instead of the exported_by tag, one can use the
cc_shared_library_permissions rule
5. Added exports_filter that will match libraries in the transitive closure of
a root. Anything matched by the exports_filter will also be exported.
Restrictions as in 4. still apply.

PiperOrigin-RevId: 310547916
Change-Id: I32d8e0d4dd4bcc9c9e92f4ff3c5b2a01564c31b2
12 files changed
tree: b43d57fa6dedef2cacca1b54921287de7554956a
  1. .bazelci/
  2. .gitignore
  3. BUILD
  10. cc/
  11. distro/
  12. examples/
  13. internal_deps.bzl
  14. internal_setup.bzl
  15. renovate.json
  16. tests/
  17. third_party/
  18. tools/

C++ rules for Bazel

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This repository contains Starlark implementation of C++ rules in Bazel.

The rules are being incrementally converted from their native implementations in the Bazel source tree.

For the list of C++ rules, see the Bazel documentation.

Getting Started

There is no need to use rules from this repository just yet. If you want to use rules_cc anyway, add the following to your WORKSPACE file:

load("@bazel_tools//tools/build_defs/repo:http.bzl", "http_archive")

    name = "rules_cc",
    urls = [""],
    sha256 = "TODO",

Then, in your BUILD files, import and use the rules:

load("@rules_cc//cc:defs.bzl", "cc_library")


Migration Tools

This repository also contains migration tools that can be used to migrate your project for Bazel incompatible changes.

Legacy fields migrator

Script that migrates legacy crosstool fields into features (incompatible flag, tracking issue).


bazel run @rules_cc//tools/migration:legacy_fields_migrator -- \
  --input=my_toolchain/CROSSTOOL \


Bazel and rules_cc are the work of many contributors. We appreciate your help!

To contribute, please read the contribution guidelines:

Note that the rules_cc use the GitHub issue tracker for bug reports and feature requests only. For asking questions see: