Mon, 11 Sep 2000 11:19:06 -0400
Crispen, Bob wrote:
> The fire has burned under the open-source HLA RTI
> pot for long enough that it's starting to bubble.
> One of the issues that's come up is that there are two
> codebases which might be used: one in Ada95 and
> one in C++.
> Has anyone here ever integrated C++ and Ada? I'm
> talking about C++ on the class level, not some little
> library functions with a C-like interface, but medium-
> sized reusable elements in C++ as well as Ada95.
We have some customers doing this. I believe the main trick is to declare the
C++ methods as static at the interface point. This principally turns off the
C++ name mangling, so the Ada side knows what the function name is.
> It seems that it might be theoretically possible given
> the codebase behind gnat and g++, though I gather
> egcs has complicated things? The problem is, I've
> fallen too far behind in understanding some of the
> underlying stuff to even make an educated guess.
> I don't want to recommend something to an effort I
> care very much about if there isn't a solid background
> of success doing this. There are simply not enough
> hands on the open RTI project to do research into
> making Ada95 play with C++.
> Bob Crispen
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