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 for mangled name
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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?.
  

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