Subject: Re: USE_LIBTOOL and C++
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/21/2000 11:47:05
On Wed, Jun 21, 2000 at 04:36:07AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> > Our old pkglibtool, which is apparently now deprecated, had a new
> > option "--cplusplus" to link in cr++t.o with C++ libraries to ensure
> > that global static contructors were called at the proper time.  Is
> > this no longer necessary?  If not, then we can't change any of the C++
> > library packages to USE_LIBTOOL, e.g. devel/boost, */kde*, x11/qt*.
> Really, I'd expect g++ to care for handling cr++t.o. We don't have to deal
> with crt.o as users (of the toolchain) either.

Apparently, the requirements of c++ library startup can't be expressed within
the framework of a.out shared libraries.

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