GCC compatibility for Objective-C


GCC emits an __objc_class_name_{classname} symbol for every class, and a corresponding reference to this symbol for every compilation unit that references the class. This causes linker errors when you try linking a program which references some classes but doesn't define them. The attached patch implements this support in clang, so you can compile a class with clang, reference it in a file compiled with GCC, and have it all work correctly.


clang.diff (3.18 KB)

Thanks, applied in r73364,