Mangling namespace std

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Mangling namespace std

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FreeBASIC seems to treat namespace std as any other namespace, mangling std::foobar to N3std6foobarE instead of St6foobar as gcc does. Is this by design? Placing the declaration inside an extern "C++" block doesn't effect the mangled name.
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Re: Mangling namespace std

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fxm Sorry, that doesn't seem to answer the question. FreeBASIC follows (more or less) gcc's name mangling rules, except for namespace std, which impedes linking with the C++ library. This may be by design if there are compatibility issues between FreeBASIC and gcc, but otherwise I would think it's a bug.

P.S. I'm not trying to link with the C++ library but I am working on a demangler that translates mangled names to FreeBASIC syntax, unlike __cxa_demangle that translates to C++ syntax.
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Re: Mangling namespace std

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freebasic does not reserve "std" for any special use, and there's no support for the std namespace mangling rules

But if std c++ name mangling were added, I would probably do like this for syntax:

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extern "c++"
	namespace std alias "::std::"
		'' declarations
	end namespace
end extern
Still nothing special about 'std', but tells fbc to mangle 'std' as 'St' ... plus other rules (probably)
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