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Re: Unicode mangling (was Re: [PATCH] Java: New C++ ABI compatibility changes.)
>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Tromey <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm a bit confused. If the new ABI is multi-vendor, won't having some
> ad hoc way to handle this mean that our compiler will potentially be
> incompatible with the other vendors? That is, shouldn't the ABI
> specify this?
Don't I wish. However, the C++ ABI committee, against my opposition,
decided to punt the question of extended characters to the C/SVR4 ABI
folks, who of course haven't gotten around to thinking about it. So we are
left to innovate, and hope that our solution is adopted when the C ABI
folks do get around to thinking about it.
Of course, the multi-vendorness of the ABI only applies to ia64/ELF. All
the more reason to go with UTF8 there, since that really seems like the
sensible solution where possible.