[PATCH] Allow elf header to be used when __BEGIN_DECLS and __END_DECLS aren't defined.

Érico Nogueira ericonr@disroot.org
Mon Oct 26 23:34:45 GMT 2020


From: Érico Rolim <ericonr@disroot.org>

The elf/elf.h header is shared, verbatim, by the elfutils project.
However, elfutils can be used on systems with libcs other than glibc,
making the presence of __BEGIN_DECLS and __END_DECLS in the file
something that downstream distros have to add patches for.

Per https://sourceware.org/pipermail/elfutils-devel/2020q4/002994.html ,
the elfutils project would prefer to keep maintenance to a minimum,
which can be achieved by making this single header more portable.
---

This is mostly an initial PoC, and an additional comment for why this
is needed could be added to the file.

I accidentally sent the wrong patch a while ago, sorry!

 elf/elf.h | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/elf/elf.h b/elf/elf.h
index ff9f1dadd5..d6578e8d72 100644
--- a/elf/elf.h
+++ b/elf/elf.h
@@ -21,7 +21,10 @@
 
 #include <features.h>
 
-__BEGIN_DECLS
+/* C++ needs to know that types and declarations are C, not C++.  */
+#ifdef	__cplusplus
+extern "C" {
+#endif
 
 /* Standard ELF types.  */
 
@@ -4105,6 +4108,8 @@ enum
 #define R_ARC_TLS_LE_S9		0x4a
 #define R_ARC_TLS_LE_32		0x4b
 
-__END_DECLS
+#ifdef	__cplusplus
+}
+#endif
 
 #endif	/* elf.h */
-- 
2.29.0



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