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Re: Incorrect demangling
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 02:59:05PM -0400, Mouse wrote:
> As for binary compatability, my inclination would be to switch mangling
> styles and at the same time make demangling recognize both kinds of
> name, with a message for the old style. Then, next release, remove the
> old style of demangling.
It's not just that, it will break all C++ shared libraries too.
Anyhow, it's not likely to get fixed, upstream or otherwise;
identifiers containing __ were made a de facto reserved part of the
linker namespace when C++ first started to become popular... which was
well over 20 years ago.
Maybe if we ever ditch ELF we can include some kind of per-symbol
language or naming domain tags into the new format; but I'm not
convinced it's worthwhile or even necessarily desirable.
David A. Holland
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