Name Mangling from Solaris CC

Jake Colman colman@ppllc.com
Fri May 8 09:03:00 GMT 1998


Guenther,

I am now subscribed to the gdb since this seems to becoming an ongoing
conversation.


    Guenther> Well, depends on how you define fancy footwork. I guess an sed
    Guenther> script and couple of lines of code should do the trick. Maybe
    Guenther> I'll have a look at it next week. I will download the latest
    Guenther> gdb-4.17 right now to have a look.

Hmmmm.  So I suppose you'll rename every call to cplus-compile to something
else in order to remove the conflict?  It just never occurred to me how easily
one can make such a massive change.

I already looked at source code and it seems to my untrained (with respect to
gdb code) eye that it should be fairly easy.  All demangling is dispatched
through cplus_demangle where it uses a set of tests, dependant on the selected
demangle style, to determine the demangled name.  For Solaris you would pass it
right through their own function and short-circuit the whole thing.

Having said that, I am not offering to do this!  :-)   You seem far more at
ease with this than I but, if you do implement this, I will will be the first
beta tester!

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