That's not paranoia. They already did killed Netscapa and Wordperfect similarly.

I'll reply to the rest later as I am not home right now.


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On Feb 11, 2023, at 9:32 PM, Jason McKesson via Std-Proposals <> wrote:

On Sat, Feb 11, 2023 at 6:45 PM Phil Bouchard via Std-Proposals
<> wrote:

They already do partially with the "static" keywords and all the attributes.

Um, where? Where is there wording in the standard about the
interactions between `static` and shared objects/dynamic libraries? Or
C++-defined standard attributes that interact with them?

The call to the memory allocation function is a static one; as such,
overriding new/delete globally requires that all such code includes
that override. Just like if you don't include a particular function
overload, you can't call it.

But I seriously think the standards should consider linker issues
because right now nothing prevents Microsoft from blacklisting and
making crash competitor's products.

That's some pretty deep paranoia. It's also highly misplaced.

If Microsoft wanted to want to "blacklisting and making crash
competitor's products", they have 100% of the tools that they need to
do that right now. They don't have to sneak in something into the
memory allocator; if Windows detects that your program is one it wants
to shut down, the OS can just yank the process. And there's nothing
you or the C++ committee can do to stop them.

It's their operating system. That's what you signed up for when you
wrote software for it. If you're concerned about anti-competitive
behavior out of them, you need a political solution, not a
technological one.

If you have an application that is ISO certified then it you should also
guarantee the low level allocation routines will never crash as well.

And you can. I presume that ISO certification would include looking at
all of the shared libraries being used by the application, yes?
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