[TUHS] why the leading under score added to function names?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Thu Feb 23 14:30:21 AEST 2012

On Thursday, 23 February 2012 at  8:22:17 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2012, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
>> It also shows the consequences a small, apparently local decision
>> can have: here we are 40+ years later and GCC on Windows is still
>> preprending underscores to function names!
> When it comes to Windoze, nothing surprises me any more.  Unix has
> evolved over the years, but Windoze was spat out and hatched.

I'm no friend of Microsoft either, but gcc isn't exactly Microsoft.
What Arnold mentions here is Unix history in action.

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