|Name mangling firstname.lastname@example.org (Young Wei Kuan) (2001-07-01)|
|Re: Name mangling email@example.com (Thant Tessman) (2001-07-02)|
|Re: Name mangling firstname.lastname@example.org.OZ.AU (2001-07-03)|
|Re: Name mangling email@example.com (Toon Moene) (2001-07-06)|
|Re: Name mangling firstname.lastname@example.org (Alain Miniussi) (2001-07-06)|
|Re: Name mangling email@example.com (Gabriel Dos Reis) (2001-07-17)|
|Re: Name mangling firstname.lastname@example.org (Alain Miniussi) (2001-07-18)|
|Re: Name mangling email@example.com (Gabriel Dos Reis) (2001-07-23)|
|From:||Alain Miniussi <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||6 Jul 2001 16:32:45 -0400|
|References:||01-07-008 01-07-027 01-07-038|
|Posted-Date:||06 Jul 2001 16:32:45 EDT|
Fergus Henderson wrote:
> Young Wei Kuan wrote:
> > I understand g++ 3.0 has changed its name-mangling scheme.
> > [...] Why is it that object code compiled by g++ 2.95 is incompatible with
> > that of gcc3.0?
> Object code compiled by g++ 2.95 is incompatible with that of g++ 3.0
> because of changes in the way things are implemented. For example,
> g++ 3.0 uses a different implementation of exception handling than g++
> 2.95 did. This affected compatibility with code compiled with g++
> 2.95, i.e. the ABI (Application Binary Interface) changed.
Other changes probably includes object layout and vtables layout.
> When compilers change the way things are implemented in ways that
> change the ABI, they often change the name-mangling scheme at the same
> time, to prevent users from accidentally linking together components
> that are not compatible and which might fail mysteriously at run-time
> if they were linked together. Using a different name mangling scheme
> can ensure that such problems result in link errors rather than
> run-time crashes.
> However, I don't know if that is what motivated changes in name
> mangling between g++ 2.95 and g++ 3.0, or whether they were needed for
> other reasons (e.g. standard-conformant handling of certain template
That change was motivated by the fact that gcc plans to comply to
a new common C++ abi on IA64. Name mangling is part of that abi
(see http://www.codesourcery.com/cxx-abi/) and I guess that there
is no point in using a different mangling depending on the abi.
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