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Re: Consequence of using ld to link libraries on Solaris

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: Consequence of using ld to link libraries on Solaris
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 12:55:45 -0500
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 04:51:22PM +0100, Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
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> On 13 Apr 2004, at 15:46, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> >On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>So, to accommodate this, how about we use cc to create shared
> >>>>libraries on Solaris?
> >>>
> >>>This problem is not specific to Solaris.  The same problem occurs on
> >>>Digital Unix, or any other OS where libtool doesn't currently use the
> >>>C compiler to link.
> >>
> >>Is there any technical reason why we need to use ld directly anymore?
> >
> >Since we mostly use the C++ compiler to do linking for the C++ tag, it
> >seems that there is no good reason that a similar approach can't be
> >used for C.  When linking using the linker, the library dependencies
> >are more assured, but we loose all the platform smarts which are
> >included for free with the compiler.
> My thoughts exactly.  If no-one beats me to it, I'll try and look at 
> this next week.

I already have it done for Solaris, HP-UX, Tru64 UNIX, and IRIX. My
patch is for the 1.5 branch. I'll forward-port to the 1.6 branch and
post the patch in a few days when I have time.

albert chin (address@hidden)

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