Subject: Re: Reworking the .o suffices in our Makefiles
To: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
From: Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/2004 22:28:07
Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org> writes:
> If we're considering changing this, is there prior art in other
> systems (e.g, the GNU toolchain, libtool, ...) for purpose specific
> object suffices ?
Not in the GNU build system nor in libtool.
The GNU build system normally uses a simple .o suffix for an object
file. The specific type of object file is determined by the directory
in which it is found.
libtool uses the .lo suffix for a text file. The file foo.lo
describes where to find the results of compiling foo.c normally
(typically foo.o) and where to find it compiled with -fPIC (typically