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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-04 04:53:48

> I developed a fairly simple prototype of a dll loader which mangles
> functions names automatically. But there are limitiations: you cannot
> call function which have template class parameters or return value, e.g.
> void test(std::string const &str) will not work. I do not get the
> mangling scheme used to decorate such a type, maybe someone knows a good
> source where I can look that up?!
> For class mangling I use the string returned by type_info::name(), but
> that seems very hacky. Microsoft Visual C++ does not always return
> correct strings (e.g. typeid(int &).name() returns "int").

Actually I think more compilers return "human readable" names from this that
return mangled names - gcc is the only compiler I know of that does this.
And of course nearly every C++ compiler uses it's own incompatible name
mangling scheme as well...


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