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Article #17797: Library compatibility between BC4.5x and BC5.0x

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FAQ2797C.txt   Library compatibility between BC4.5x and BC5.0x
Category   :Command Line Tools
Platform    :Win95/NT
Product    :   BC++4.5x   BC++5.x

Question:
Are libraries built in BC4.5x compatible with BC5.0x & vice versa?


Answer:
If they are strictly "C" libraries, things will probably be OK.  However, for C++ libs, 
there are three issues to contend with that make compatibility iffy:

1) Exception handing was changed in BC5.0x;
2) The native "bool" type was added in BC5.0x;
3) Some name-mangling changes were made (in part due to the inclusion of the 
    native "bool" type)

Although some C++ libraries could, undoubtedly, be used as-is between the two
versions, in general, C++ libraries should be rebuilt when going from one version 
to the other.


8/4/98 9:17:38 AM
 

Last Modified: 01-SEP-99