[2005-08-16] Scratching An Itch: Terry Laurenzo, GCJ and Generics

One of the stumbling blocks in supporting generics in native programs created by GCJ is the fact that the C++ method-name-mangling used by GCJ does not encode the return type of the method and thus cannot support the Java 1.5 kludge for implementing generics (PR9861). Terry was just another bloke who was trying to make his program work with GCJ when he hit this issue. Unlike most other blokes however, he has decided to do something about it. Cool!

(Originally posted on Advogato.)

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