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Re: DirectX8/DirectInput + cygwin
On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 02:24:57PM -0800, Barubary wrote:
>> Aren't virtual tables a feature of "C++"?
>I'm talking about the specific implementation of the virtual table - the
>layout of the function pointers relative to the "this" pointer. The
>location and format of the vtable relative to the "this" pointer in Visual
>C++ is patented by Microsoft. I wish I knew the patent number...
I'm talking about the fact that I said that "non-c++" import libraries
should work correctly. You countered with a question about "Microsoft's
patented virtual table system".
If the virtual table system is used in non-c++ libraries then this is an
issue. Otherwise, again, non-c++ import libraries should work ok with
The reason that I said "non-c++" is specifically because gcc/gas/ld
don't understand Microsoft's C++ object file layout.
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