Forcing symbol resolution in lib rather than bin

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Aug 19 20:14:51 GMT 2005

On 2005-08-19 21:03, Jonathon McKitrick <jcm at> wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 10:47:48PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>: # flame:/tmp/jcm-lib/foobar$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/../libbar ./foobar
>: # libfoo initialized at 0x80062a8a0
>: # libbar initialized at 0x4004e4
>: # flame:/tmp/jcm-lib/foobar$
> Hmmm.  I'm using my own makefile setup rather than the standard one.  I know
> you're a big fan of <>  ;-)
> Doesn't ld *statically* link code from .a archives?

'statically' is such an overloaded term I prefer to avoid using it.

The C linker will include the body of functions defined in non-shared
libraries into every shared object that references them, AFAIK.  This is
obvious if you run nm(1) on of the example above, because the
libfoo_init() function is listed as 'T'.  I think that's what you want
by making the libfoo.a library non-shared in the first place.

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