[PATCHes] Misc aliasing fixes for building DLL with gcc-4.5.0

Brian Ford Brian.Ford@FlightSafety.com
Mon Aug 10 14:44:00 GMT 2009

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009, Dave Korn wrote:

> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 04:11:49AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> >
> >> 	* fork.cc (cygfork): New name with friendable C++ linkage for ...
> >> 	(fork): ... un-friendable extern "C" function becomes stub calling it.
> >> 	(class frok): Declare cygfork() friend, not fork(), avoiding PR41020.
> >
> > Also, referring to a bug without explaining what the problem either in
> > the source code or the ChangeLog is a guaranteed way to cause confusion
> > tomorrow after a memory cache refresh.
>   You mean the PR notation?  Hopefully GCC's bugzilla will still be there
> tomorrow!  Anyway, with a bit of luck we won't end up needing this one at all.

>From my point of view, adding GCC in front of PR41020 would help someone
who tries to figure out what this means years down the road.  Without the
other context of this thread, I would not have any idea what software that
PR applied to.

Brian Ford
Staff Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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