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Re: Consequence of using ld to link libraries on Solaris

From: Gary V . Vaughan
Subject: Re: Consequence of using ld to link libraries on Solaris
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 22:42:05 +0100

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On 14 Apr 2004, at 18:55, Albert Chin wrote:
On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 04:51:22PM +0100, Gary V.Vaughan wrote:
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.

Okay, great.  Thanks :-)  This needs applying to branch-1-5 too, right?
I can't find it in the ChangeLog...

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