Last change: 2002-01-26
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newfunction in C++, need support in the C++-compiler (g++ in our case) as well as in the library.
When gcc-2.7.2 was released, the need arised to include stubs for these functions. Since the gcc was already released and libc releases are much more frequent than gcc releases, these functions were incorporated into the libc.
This had one drawback: since these functions are in the shared libc image, and not in the executable (e.g. netscape), one could not move this functions into gcc without breaking existing applications. These applications have to be recompiled with a new version of gcc (the soon-to-bo-released gcc-2.8.0).
Beginning with libc-5.4.x, these functions were finally removed from the libc and moved into gcc, since thats the place they really belong to!
The medkit simply provides a small (7k) shared library that just includes the missing functions. If this library is preloaded when starting applications they should work again.
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