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Re: picewise linking and MS lib.exe

From: Christopher Hulbert
Subject: Re: picewise linking and MS lib.exe
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 05:53:30 -0400

On 8/28/06, Peter Ekberg <address@hidden> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 10:20:10AM +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hello Christopher,
> * Christopher Hulbert wrote on Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 07:21:25PM CEST:
> > Piecewise linking with the MS archiver (lib) doesn't work. Every
> > invocation of the lib clobbers the old one. The solution is to list
> > the library as the first "object" (really anywhere should be fine) in
> > the next lib command.
> If I remember correctly, response files are not a feature of MSVC but of
> w32, so they should work with `lib' as well, right?  Let's see to a fix
> when we know this.

My MSVC patches indeed uses response files with lib.exe, so piecewise
linking is not a needed feature.


Ah, I forgot about the MSVC patches (i.e. I didn't apply any patches,
it was a fresh checkout of the libtool cvs sources). I'll search the
patches for it and see if that helps. Is there any reason it's not
already applied (like testing)?


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