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Re: Smoke [5.13.4] v5.13.4-207-g9ea1253 FAIL(m) openvms V8.4 (IA64/2 cpu)

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Craig A. Berry
September 11, 2010 10:39
Re: Smoke [5.13.4] v5.13.4-207-g9ea1253 FAIL(m) openvms V8.4 (IA64/2 cpu)
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On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Zefram <> wrote:
> Craig A. Berry wrote:

>>FWIW, automated name shortening is available on VMS as a compiler
> It would be nice for or something in the test suite to check the
> symbols for VMS compatibility.  They need to be no longer than 31 chars,

I think it's come up about two or three times in the last decade and a
failed build seems at least as good as a failed test for showing that
something's wrong :-).   Of course I wouldn't mind not being the first
one to trip over it when it happens, but I would rather spend time
making the suggestion unnecessary than further baking it into the
build tools.

> and unique when case-folded.

Case preservation of symbols is available independently of symbol
shortening but both are off by default.

>(Geez, what do you guys do for C++?)

The name mangler used for function overloading in C++ is also used for
name shortening (both for C and C++).

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