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A growing list of libraries and tools from 3rd party vendors support the use of KAI C++. There are ports-in-progress for even more libraries and tools. These 3rd party products can enhance your ability to design, code, debug and deliver high-quality ISO C++ applications when used in conjuction with KAI C++.
KAI encourages library and tool vendors to support KAI C++ through the Library and Tool Vendor Program. Vendors of commercial, shareware and freeware products targeting the C++ marketplace are invited to join.
Each variant of the Unix operating system comes with a standard
collection of tools supporting the traditional Unix program
development model based around the
The KAI C++ Compiler and the KAI C++ Debugger are designed to work
easily in this environment.
KAI C++ can be used with any editor that supports ASCII files.
KAI C++ should be used to link executables, build shared libraries,
and build archive libraries instead of directly invoking
These tasks became significantly more complex with C++.
KAI C++ presents an extension of the
-o xxx command-line argument to
the end user to request these tasks.
Behind the scenes KAI C++ uses a variety of standard
Unix tools including
to accomplish these tasks.
Most operating system vendor supplied profiling tools (that are
designed to work for C code) also work with
The output from the tools should be filtered to demangle names.
A name demangling filter is included with every KAI C++
Any library written in C or assembler can be called directly from KAI C++, because KAI C++ is link compatible with C on every system.
|ACE/TAO||High-performance, real-time CORBA ORB|
|Blitz++||A C++ class library for scientific computing which provides performance on par with Fortran 77/90|
|Cantata++||A unique tool which allows developers to perform testing and verification of C++ software at reasonable cost|
|C-Forge IDE||An integrated development environment for Unix providing full project management and complete edit/compile/debug support|
|ObjectSpace C++ Toolkit||Portable C++ toolkit for communications, web, systems, internet, and other extensions to standard C++ functionality|
|OpenInventor||A C++ 3D toolkit that is the de facto standard for the development, management, and interchange of 3D graphics|
|OptSolve++||A C++ library for non-linear optimization|
|Purify||A debugging tool that identifies execution errors and memory leaks within your application everywhere they occur|
|Quantify||A powerful performance profiling tool for C and C++|
|TotalView||A full-featured, source-level graphical debugger for C, C++, Fortran (77 and 90), assembler, and mixed source/assembler codes|
This program is designed to encourage a library or tool vendor to the C++ community to support KAI C++.
KAI offers a one-year, fully-supported, no-cost license for KAI C++ on any and all KAI C++ supported platforms to any library or tool vendor who agrees to make a good faith effort to support KAI C++ on the selected platforms. After one year, the license is automatically renewed if the library or tool vendor indicates in publicly viewable documentation that the library or tool now supports KAI C++.
KAI C++ is an ISO standard C++ compiler. This simple fact, and a little history lead to these problems for library vendors and tool vendors
Many libraries and tools were constructed with these earlier, and now obsolete definitions in mind. The ISO standard for C++ is not a superset of the earlier dialects. Almost every useful C++ program, written for the earlier dialects, requires that source code lines be changed for the program to compile with an ISO C++ compiler.
There are well defined ABIs for C language programming, but as of June 1999, there are no published ABIs for ISO standard C++ on any platform. Each compiler vendor has selected unpublished implementation techniques for many of the C++ features that go beyond those already specified for C. Since the computer manufacturer usually controls the ABI, and the computer manufacturer's C++ compiler have been slow to adopt the C++ features introduced by ISO C++, there is no published (or reverse engineerable) representation for many of the newest features of C++ within the ABI.
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