From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-11 21:50:34
At 09:07 PM 3/11/2003, Edward Diener wrote:
>While I realize it may be the only answer to the problems you mention,
>making libraries link to the static RTL where they would normally link to
>the dynamic RTL is IMHO a bad general solution. My reason for thinking
>is the problems which always seem to occur when modules mix static and
>dynamic RTL routines in their linkage to other libraries. I can't prove
>this always causes problems but I have seen where using either all
>dynamic RTL or
>all static RTL when creating an executable and accompanying libraries is
>always a safe run-time solution, at least as far as reusability of the
While I understand this argument against "making libraries link to the
static RTL where they would normally link to the dynamic RTL", the patch
Alisdair provided doesn't alter any object libraries. It affects regression
tests only, or am I missing something?
We have a similar situation with some other compilers. Metrowerks only
fully supports locales with static linking, for example.
As a workaround, I'm inclined to accept the patch if it improves the test
results, although I'd like to hear from John Maddock or others who are
familiar with Borland's idiosyncrasies.
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