Subject: Re: weakness in linker? or just normal?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/27/1996 23:13:00
VaX#n8 writes:
>Is having to specify "-ltermcap" to catch unresolved symbols in "-lcurses"
>a feature or bug?

That's a feature.  The Unix linker has never linked in libraries
automatically.  Also, you need to specify the libraries in the right
order.  While "-lcurses -ltermcap" works, "-ltermcap -lcurses" won't.

With older linkers it was not unusual to have to specify libraries
twice to resolve external references from libraries named later on the
command line.

Christoph Badura

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