How to use Conan as other language package manager

Conan is a generic package manager. In the getting started section we saw how to use Conan and manage a C/C++ library, like POCO.

But Conan just provided some tools, related to C/C++ (like some generators and the cpp_info), to offer a better user experience. The general basis of Conan can be used with other programming languages.

Obviously, this does not try to compete with other package managers. Conan is a C and C++ package manager, focused on C and C++ developers. But when we realized that this was possible, we thought it was a good way to showcase its power, simplicity and versatility.

And of course, if you are doing C/C++ and occasionally you need some package from other language in your workflow, as in the Conan package recipes themselves, or for some other tooling, you might find this functionality useful.