Re: global variables in extern c++-functions

From: Joachim Schimpf <>
Date: Wed 11 Dec 2002 01:49:32 PM GMT
Message-ID: <>
Georg Fette wrote:
> Hiho,
> When I link some external c++-functions in my eclipse-program, may I use
> global c++-variables in my c++-functions (so some functions may share those,
> when they get called later) or do the global variables get destroyed after
> the messageflow returns from c++ to eclipse ?

Global variables are a bad idea in any language, so don't do it.

Instead, pass information as arguments. If you want to pass
C++ data via Eclipse, read the manual section

Embedding and Interfacing Manual 
 Managing Data and Memory in Mixed-Language Applications
  Passing generic C or C++ data to ECLiPSe 

 Joachim Schimpf              /             phone: +44 20 7594 8187
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Received on Wed Dec 11 13:52:22 2002

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