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Re: Autoconf test for v3/ext namespace?


On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 03:02:30PM -0400, Jonathan Lennox wrote:
> GCC 3.1 (correctly) changed the namespace for symbols in the header files in
> libstdc++'s 'ext' directory, such as <ext/hash_map>, from std:: to
> __gnu_cxx::.
> 
> I want to write code that uses these extensions, and I want it to work both
> with gcc 3.0 and 3.1.  Obviously, to do this, I'm going to need to have
> different 'using' statements depending on which version of the compiler I'm
> using; I'd like to use autoconf to determine this.
> 
> Does anyone have an autoconf test that can determine whether a C++ header
> file defines a particular namespace-qualified symbol?

Not specifically.  You'd have to do an AC_TRY_COMPILE that simply includes
the header and then tries to use a name (say, take the address of it, or
something).  If you end up needing to do a lot of this, you could wrap the
test in a macro of your own, e.g., MYPROJ_FIND_EXTENSION_NAMESPACE(foo),
which then calls AC_TRY_COMPILE for std::foo and __gnu_cxx::foo, and
perhaps sets some output/subst'd variable to the result (so you can do
"using EXTENSIONS::foo;" or whatever).  Lots of possibilities there.


Phil

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