[sword-devel] Answers: gcc vs egcs and linking statically

Uwe Koloska sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 9 Apr 2000 22:53:29 +0200


there are two questions / problems that I can help with:

1. gcc vs egcs
   gcc 2.8 is dead and egcs is the official gnu compiler.  gcc 2.95.x is
   really egcs heading for gcc 3

2. statically linking
   there are two possible ways for linking some specific libraries static
   while all the others remain dynamically:

   - present the full path of libLIB.a to the linker (this solution is
     dependent to your personal system and should not be used in public

   - command the linker explicit to link some libraries static:
         g++ [...] -Wl,-Bstatic -lqt -Wl,-Bdynamic [...]
     Pass OPTION as an option to the linker.  If OPTION contains
     commas, it is split into multiple options at the commas.
                                                     [from gcc.info]
     This one should be used for public Makefiles.

BTW: Reading the manuals (like the bible) is a great thing to do ;-))

Uwe Koloska

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