Type-Safe Linkage for C++

  title={Type-Safe Linkage for C++},
  author={Bjarne Stroustrup},
  booktitle={Computing Systems},
This paper describes the problems involved in generating names for overloaded functions in C++ and in linking to C programs. It also discusses how these problems relate to library building. It presents a solution that provides a degree of type-safe linkage. This eliminates several classes of errors from C++ and allows libraries to be composed more freely than has hitherto been possible. Finally the current encoding scheme for C++ names is presented. 

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