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Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 19:15:29 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 25 May 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:

> > The auto-import feature of GCC will happily import symbols from the DLL.
> Yes, I know, I was speculating about some kind of
> hypothetical --dont-export-symbols-from-static-libs flag that could allow
> DLLs to link with static libs without the danger of them polluting the DLLs
> own export namespace. Unfortunately, I don't think there is any to
> practically do this portably, without things getting horribly messy.
> What do you think about some mechanism to tell libtool "I know this
> particular static lib is OK to link with without undesirable side effects"?

I have little opinion except to note that libtool itself is a big hack
and adding hacks on top of hacks makes software more difficult to
understand and more difficult to ensure correct operation.  The hack
you describe is intended to satisfy platform/solution specific

Maybe the solution is to use a DLL rather than a static library?

Bob Friesenhahn

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