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Re: linker option `-version-script' vs. `-retain-symbol-file'

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: linker option `-version-script' vs. `-retain-symbol-file'
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:27:10 +0100 (CET)

> Ulrich Drepper, in his article on DLLs
> (section 2.2.6), criticizes that libtool maps its `--export-symbols'
> option to GNU linker option `-retain-symbol-file'.  Instead, it
> should use `-version-script'.
> This seems to be a valid concern.  Given that libtool already uses
> `-version-script' for the Solaris linker, I wonder what are the
> reasons to not use this code for the GNU linker also.

Oops!  On my GNU/Linux box, libtool already does the right thing.
Sorry for the noise.  It seems that Drepper should rather update his
article :-)


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