[RFA] Revised C++ ABI abstraction patches

Jim Blandy jimb@zwingli.cygnus.com
Mon Mar 19 09:38:00 GMT 2001

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@delorie.com> writes:
> > From: Jim Blandy <jimb@zwingli.cygnus.com>
> > Date: 15 Mar 2001 13:41:20 -0500
> > 
> > The names `gnu-v[23]-abi' just indicate that they're implementations
> > of some ABI, but the files are actually specifically dealing with C++
> > ABI's.  It's not meaningful to talk about an ABI without knowing the
> > source language, since an ABI is a binding between a particular source
> > language and a particular machine language.
> The reason I wanted the previous names was that, unlike with many
> other files whose names clash after truncation to 8+3, these files
> will be used in building the DJGPP port.  While renaming files via
> fnchange.lst might be okay for files that don't go into the build, it
> is a PITA for files which do get compiled and linked, because the
> Makefile's need to be edited as well.

I knuckled under, and used gnu-v[23]-abi'.  While I still don't like
the names, I didn't mean to dig up decisions people had hashed out

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