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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] STDCXX-77
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:29:10 GMT
Farid Zaripov wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martin Sebor [] On Behalf Of Martin Sebor
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 7:11 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] STDCXX-77
>> I have one concern with the introduction of dynamic 
>> initialization and the pragma into the library. First, our 
>> (undocumented) design goal is to avoid requiring dynamic 
>> initialization in the library.
>> I.e., there should be no code in the library that runs at startup.
>> The rationale for it is efficiency and avoiding user code 
>> issues due to initialization dependencies. Since other 
>> libraries may use the same pragma, they will be subject to 
>> initialization dependencies that we try to avoid.
>> Unless there is a way to avoid the dynamic initialization or 
>> defer it until runtime (i.e., initialize the handler lazily) 
>   We need initialize the handler before first operator new() call
> (or from first oprator new() call), but I have not see the possible way
> for this.

I wonder if defining DllMain() and setting the handler there,
for DLLs only, would deal with the initialization dependency
issue, albeit at the cost of a (small) runtime hit.

But given what we said about it being fixed in MSVC 8 I don't
think even this is worth the trouble. Not to mention that the
solution wouldn't work for archive libraries.


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