Subject: Re: Static Linking
To: None <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/21/2003 12:15:04
On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Rick Kelly wrote:

> I've seen it fairly widely communicated that Solaris 10 will no longer
> support building static libraries or linking against them. This will
> have wide ranging consequences when using opensource on Solaris. All apps
> that build private static libraries (bind, emacs, gcc, others) will all
> have to be hacked to support perhaps dozens of little shared libraries.

Couldn't you just not put the .o files in an archive, instead including
each one individually in the final link? (After all, all a static library
is is a convenient way of storing a bunch of object files.)

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
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