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Re: general question/suggestion
- To: bkausbk at web dot de (Benjamin Kalytta)
- Subject: Re: general question/suggestion
- From: Joe Buck <jbuck at synopsys dot COM>
- Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 08:28:49 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> Im wondering why gcc doesn't support fastcall, stdcall, pascal or
> register function calling convetion. Will this be implemented in future
> releases ?
gcc is, historically, a Unix compiler, though it has been ported to
Windows. These are Windows-isms. If someone contributes code to
implement these Windows features, and it's a clean implementation,
it would probably be accepted.
> One thing I think should also be implemented in future releases. The way
> to use importfunctions of shared libaries (I know gcc is designed to be
> run on unix/linux platform) is very complicated. Im thinking on Windows
> DLL imports now ... but I think it's similar with linux shared
I'm puzzled by this; presumably it's some limitation of the gcc Windows
ports that doesn't exist on Unix-like platforms? I have no idea what
difficulty you are talking about.