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Re: RFC: libiberty PATCH to disable demangling of ancient mangling schemes
On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 10:27:17AM +0000, Nick Clifton wrote:
> >> Looks good to me. Independently, do you see a reason not to disable the
> >> old demangler entirely?
> > Like so. Does anyone object to this? These mangling schemes haven't
> > been relevant in decades.
> I am not really familiar with this old scheme, so please excuse my ignorance
> in asking these questions:
> * How likely is it that there are old toolchain in use out there that still
> use the v2 mangling ? Ie I guess that I am asking "which generation(s)
> of gcc used v2 mangling ?"
GCC 3.0 and up used the new (Itanium C++ ABI) mangling, 2.95 and older used the old
mangling (2.96-RH used the new mangling I believe).
So you need compiler older than 17.5 years to have the old mangling.
Such a compiler didn't support most of the contemporarily used platforms
though at all (e.g. x86-64, powerpc64le, aarch64, I believe not even