Subject: Re: Weak symbols, ELF
To: Klaus Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/1999 15:07:34
AFAICT, with the changes I committed yesterday, weak symbols work at
least as well as the `indirect symbol' hack does with a.out. I can't
find any symbols that are actually missing from the library, and the
system builds and appears to work with weak symbols in place.
Also, using them fixes a problem I'm having with third party software
that includes its own DB library.
So, unless there is something actually *broken* when weak symbols are
enabled, I plan to remove __DO_NOT_DO_WEAK__ very soon.