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Re: Unicode mangling (was Re: [PATCH] Java: New C++ ABI compatibility changes.)
Tom Tromey writes:
> Gavin> Also, while I'm talking, I'll venture into an area I'm less
> Gavin> confident about. It seems to me we can't use UTF8 as an
> Gavin> encoding from gcc to the assembler unless the assembler allows
> Gavin> any 8bit character in identifiers (which seems unlikely).
> We actually only need a weaker constraint, namely that the assembler
> will allow any byte with the 8th bit set. Maybe that is what you
> meant -- it is unclear to me.
No, I ment the stronger constraint - but your right, we only need the
weaker one (though it took me writing another note trying to explain
why you were wrong for me to actually see this :-).
Still, it doesn't seem to me that many assemblers would allow even
the weaker constraint - do you think I'm wrong?