= M =
mangled name n.
A name, appearing in a C++ object file,
that is a coded representation of the object declaration as it
appears in the source. Mangled names are used because C++ allows
multiple objects to have the same name, as long as they are
distinguishable in some other way, such as by having different
parameter types. Thus, the internal name must have that additional
information embedded in it, using the limited character set allowed
by most linkers. For instance, one popular compiler encodes the
standard library function declaration "memchr(const
void*,int,unsigned int)" as "@memchr$qpxviui".
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.