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bug #48756: improvement: add prefix to target arch of preprocessor define

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Submitted on:  Thu 11 Aug 2016 01:39:13 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Thu 11 Aug 2016 01:43:43 AM UTC, comment #1:

Submitted by furushchev

Yuki Furuta <furushchev>
Thu 11 Aug 2016 01:39:13 AM UTC, original submission:

In libunwind, function is independent on architecture by defining function as macro.

e.g. in x86_64 processor:
-> unw_tdep_getcontext
-> UNW_ARCH_OBJ(getcontext)

And macro UNW_TARGET is architecture(x86_64), therefore:
-> _Ux86_64_getcontext

This technique works at the most of projects, but in some projects architecture is set directly to preprocessor as an argument "-Dx86_64".
Passing "-Dx86_64" to compiler is equivalent to:
#define x86_64 1
And this causes
#define UNW_TARGET x86_64
-> 1
So, in this case, unw_getcontext is expanded to _U1_getcontext.

I suggest that this project should has own prefix for target.
How about updating definition of preprocessor macro like:

#define UNW_TARGET _Ux86_64

This never occurs any conflicts, I think.



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