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RE: mixing MSVC++ and gcc C++ libs/dlls ?
- From: "Gareth Pearce" <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- To: "'Heiko Nardmann'" <h dot nardmann at secunet dot de>,"'ML CygWIN'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 07:20:41 +1000
- Subject: RE: mixing MSVC++ and gcc C++ libs/dlls ?
> The FAQ tells me that only C object files can be mixed.
> Is this true for MS .NET and gcc 3.x since I expect both to be conform to
> ABI standard ?
Gcc 3.0 attempted to conform to the c++ abi - it was wrong - so they fixed
lots of things and 3.2 has a different abi. However, it was still wrong,
and so 3.4 they are going to fix things and there will be a different abi
again. If MS .NET actually manage to get conformance with the c++ abi
correct (for some reason I doubt this) - then you may find increased luck
mixing c++ object files. However you'd have to do said mixing without
mixing std c++ libraries, most likely, since they would probably conflict.
Name mangling is part of the c++ abi so that wont be an issue. Therefore I
predict in about 2 years time when g++ 3.6 is out and MS .Net version 2 is
out - life may have improved in this reguards ;) If it works before then,
yay for it.
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