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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-08 12:36:49

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> When writing plugins under linux (i.e. with 'dlopen' etc.),
> I believe I have already used a function returning a std::auto_ptr as
> entry point for the loader. What is wrong with that ? Is your advice
> above simply due to a limitation with MSVC ?

It seems so. From a quick test, g++ and bcc32 do return C++ classes from
extern "C" functions, only MSVC emits an error. I'm not sure whether such a
function makes sense, though. If you suppress name mangling, presumably
because two different compilers mangle names differently, what are the
chances that the object layout will be the same?

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