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Re: C linkage problem when C++ library is used.

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: C linkage problem when C++ library is used.
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:21:11 -0500
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On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:10:20AM -0500, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> If a program which is based on C language depends on a library which
> is implemented in C++, the C++ compiler should be used to link the
> program.  Otherwise C++ static initialization may not work right, or
> linking may fail entirely.  Libtool doesn't currently offer any
> provision to do that.
> The installed .la file for a C++ library does not indicate the
> implementation language, or what linker should be used.  When the C++
> library was built using modern GCC then is listed as a
> library dependency so at some clue may be gleaned from that fact.
> It seems to me that this is a fundamental flaw in muti-lingual libtool
> as it exists today.

Shouldn't the developer be responsible for using the C++ compiler
rather than the C compiler? Why should libtool solve this? Without
libtool, the developer should be using the C++ compiler to link

albert chin (address@hidden)

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