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

Sean Neakums sneakums@zork.net
Wed Mar 26 01:38:57 PST 2003

commence  Alan DuBoff quotation:

> 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.

No, I cannot.  The use of different name mangling schemes was promoted
by Stroustrup solely to prevent people from linking code built with
differing ABIs.  It's an effect; differing ABIs is the cause.

Sean Neakums - <sneakums@zork.net>

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