compiling static

Alex Merritt merritt.alex at
Fri May 1 21:22:55 UTC 2015

On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Jim Pazarena <fquest at> wrote:

> is there a way to tell cc (clang) to compile with static libraries?

If you want to _compile_ code to a static library, you generate the object
files and then use "ar" to assemble them together into an archive file (.a).

cc -c file0.c file1.c ...
ar rcus lib.a file0.o file1.o ...

If you want to _link to_ (if that's what you mean by "compile with") static
libraries, you may specify the archive path to the linker instead of using
the dynamic linker flag (-l).

cc prog.c /path/to/lib.a -o prog

There may be other ways I am unfamiliar with. Is this not how gcc does it


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