From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-02 16:05:08
"Reece Dunn" <msclrhd_at_[hidden]> writes:
n> David Abrahams wrote:
>>Are you sure that's the right patch? Borland's ABI is unlikely to
>>change, ever. Should we be checking the version at all? Should we
>>also be checking to make sure that it's a Win32-targeted compiler?
>>What about, e.g. MSVC? Isn't Borland's ABI MSVC-compatible?
> As far as I am aware, MS does not have this problem (it correctly
> handles the empty base class), although I'm not sure about VC6.
> Regarding the ABI's I'm not sure how compatible they are since they
> use different object code formats: Borland uses OMF, while MS uses
> COFF, so they aren't very object-code compatible to begin with.
What about these questions:
>>Should we be checking the version at all? Should we also be
>>checking to make sure that it's a Win32-targeted compiler?
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