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Re: GCC Cauldron: Notes from the C++ ABI BOF
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My version of Cary's notes (I just wrote this on my Google+ stream):
> We had a useful discussion about C++11 ABI issues at the GNU Tools
> Cauldron (http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/cauldron2012). The approach will be
> shaped over time, but the general idea is as follows.
I could not attend the Cauldron -- even though I am in a neighboring
country :-/ (I am attending a conference.)
I met with Benjamin in Paris a week ago, and he outlined some of the
plans to me. In particular, I fully support his suggestion of having
dump enough introspection/reflection/meta data to be able to
algorithmically decide, e.g. compute, ABIs. As for prior work in dumping
meta data, there are many examples that we might want to consider: Java of
course, Go was mentioned, but also closely related anguages such as C#