Reserved names in C++ [Was: Re: mingw __dllexport__]
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 07:21:09 +0100
Kevin Ryde wrote:
> Have to change the way __GMP_DECLSPEC is arranged.
I don't know if strict conformance to standards is one of GMP's goals.
If it is, it would be better to avoid using names that are reserved
to the language's implementation. I enclose below an excerpt from the
All the best
Prof. Roberto Bagnara
Computer Science Group
Department of Mathematics, University of Parma, Italy
188.8.131.52.2 Global names [lib.global.names]
1 Certain sets of names and function signatures are always reserved
to the implementation:
- Each name that contains a double underscore (__) or begins with
an underscore followed by an upper-case letter (2.11) is reserved
to the implementation for any use.
- Each name that begins with an underscore is reserved to the
implementation for use as a name in the global namespace. 165)
165) Such names are also reserved in namespace ::std (184.108.40.206).