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Re: Linking convenience libraries

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: Linking convenience libraries
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 11:50:16 -0600
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On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 11:41:00AM -0600, Albert Chin wrote:
> When using the compiler to perform the link and linking against
> convenience libraries, is there any reason to link explicitly against
> the extracted objects of the convenience libraries rather than just
> the .a file? I'm running into a problem on IRIX with the SGI C++
> compiler that is solved if I link the .a files. I see no reason why we
> extract the convenience libraries libraries when linking against the
> compiler v. the linker.

Ok, my mistakes. $whole_archive_flag_spec works around this. But, only
when creating shared objects. Any portability problems with .a files
in static archives?

albert chin (address@hidden)

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