On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 4:04 PM, Jim Wilson <jim.wil...@linaro.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:53 AM, Godmar Back <god...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > In a recent github thread
> > <https://github.com/OP-TEE/optee_os/issues/1708#issuecomment-320245973>
> > was suggested that I ask this list about what the exact reasons for the
> > lack of C++ support are, and how/if they break down by C++ feature so as
> > gauge a possible investment in remedying this situation at least
> Answering this question would required detailed knowledge of OP-TEE,
> and I doubt that anyone on this list has such knowledge.
Is this the wrong mailing list to ask the question then?
> I would guess that part of the problem is that libstdc++ is so large,
> and isn't designed to be pulled apart into small pieces, as there are
> a lot of features that interact with other features. Just running nm
> on libstdc++.so, and grepping for GLIBC_, I see that it calls 105
> glibc functions. Some of these functions are I/O related and are
> obvious problems, like fopen, fclose, fread, fwrite.
Normally, libraries are decomposed into individual .o files to avoid
exactly this phenomenon where an undefined reference to function X pulls in
definitions of functions Y, Z, etc. which then cause a chain of
dependencies to other .o files the linker must resolve. Is libstdc++
different in this respect?
Because otherwise, features would only be pulled in if required, and that's
a much more manageable problem.
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