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Re: How to use gcc-4.3 (or 4.4) in Xcode?
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Re: How to use gcc-4.3 (or 4.4) in Xcode?

In the previous episode: I need to compile my C++ code using
-std=c++0x but that option is only supported by g++ >= 4.3 and Apple
provide g++-4.2

2009/9/15 Chris Espinosa <email@hidden>:
> On Sep 15, 2009, at 8:11 AM, Ludovic Rousseau <email@hidden>
> wrote:
>> 2009/9/15 Jean-Daniel Dupas <email@hidden>:
>>> Now, to come back to your question, you can add a CC "user defined build
>>> setting" to the build setting list.
>>> Despite the setting name, CC is used for both C and C++ files.
>>> You have to specify an absolute path IIRC.
>> Great. It does work.
>> The problem now is that my g++ does not understand Apple "extensions"
>> to the compiler. My locally recompiled compiler does not understand
>> the -arch argument.
>> I see two options:
>> - tell Xcode to not pass this argument. Is it possible?
>> - write a wrapper that removes this argument from the command line
>> before calling the real compiler
> The best way to use a non-Apple tool in the Xcode build chain is to create
> an External Build System target and write a makefile that invokes your tool
> the way you want it. Then your Xcode targets can link to the static or
> dynamic library built by the makefile. You have all the regular Xcode build
> settings at your disposal in the makefile, but you're responsible for
> assembling the compiler invocation yourself.

I used a wrapper to call my own gcc-4.3 after removing the unsupported
Apple "extensions". I attach my wrapper for review if needed.

The code is running fine.
The problem I have now is some memory allocation errors:

foobar(5834) malloc: *** error for object 0x5d4674: Non-aligned
pointer being freed
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug

Breakpoint 1, 0x943174a9 in malloc_error_break ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0x943174a9 in malloc_error_break ()
#1  0x94312497 in szone_error ()
#2  0x9423c523 in szone_free ()
#3  0x9423c38d in free ()
#4  0x9420502a in std::string::_Rep::_M_destroy ()
#5  0x9420599d in std::string::_M_mutate ()
#6  0x94205a44 in std::string::_M_replace_safe ()
#7  0x94205ae8 in std::string::assign ()
#8  0x00593a05 in std::string::operator= (this=0x701aa8,
__s=0xbfffe45d "00 00") at bits/basic_string.h:931

I have memory allocation problems with std::string manipulation.

The problem is that code compiled with my g++-4.3 uses the C++ runtime
provided by g++-4.3 (/usr/local/liblibstdc++.6.dylib) but code
compiled using the Apple g++ uses another C++ runtime
(/usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib). And (it looks like) you can't mix an
application using /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib (say Firefox) and a
library using /usr/local/liblibstdc++.6.dylib (my library loaded by

I tried to link my library to the static /usr/local/lib/libstdc++.a
but the resulting .dylib is still linked to
/usr/local/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib and /usr/local/lib/libgcc_s.1.dylib.

I think I am on a dead end now :-(


 Dr. Ludovic Rousseau

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