[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software

Alan DuBoff aland@SoftOrchestra.com
Wed Mar 26 01:22:22 PST 2003

On Wednesday 26 March 2003 00:52, Sean Neakums wrote:
> You can't blame any of it on mangling.  The reason different compilers
> use different mangling schemes is because they use different ABIs

A good portion of it you can. If the compilers were able to talk to each 
other's objects and handle the vtables, much of the problems would have been 
resolved long ago.

The new ABI is supposed to allow compilers to share objects more easily, 
*ONLY* if they support it.

After all, this is all obfuscation so the compiler and linker can resolve 
definitions without duplication.


Alan DuBoff
Software Orchestration, Inc.
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