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Re: [RFC] Cygwin libstdc++ plan (operator new/delete replacement)
On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 12:04:03PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 03:43:26PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Oct 2 01:54, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> No, this has to stop at some point. The current workaround is adequate
>>>> and really should go away soon; maybe even for 1.7.1. We're not going
>>>> to stand on our heads for a handful of dlls which might have been built
>>>> using beta code and might have overridden the cxx_malloc structure. I
>>>> made that decision when I added this kludge.
>> It's not just a handful of DLLs, it's also every executable that was built
>>before we repurposed the forkee field.
>Yeah, that occurred to me as I was drifting off to sleep last night.
>So, the code is there to stay. I don't want to go through another round
>where we move the forkee structure and then realize that code built in
>2002 has the same problem.