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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-24 21:56:47

"Scott Woods" <scottw_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> > Have tried several different approaches to fix the "problem"
>> > and basically couldnt really beat it. As long as you use libraries
>> > (as opposed to straight objs) as one of your engineering tools
>> > your hosed but the effort did result in some spin-offs.
>> There's nothing special about libraries according to the standard,
>> and in fact some implementations will exhibit the same behavior
>> whether you're using a library or an object file.
> Thanks for that slightly sad news :-) Had always imagined this behaviour
> to be a linker issue and therefore never went looking in <insert standard>.
> When you say "some implementations" is this a significant percentage
> of "well-known" compiler+linker environments?

I don't know, sorry.

> Interested because of current commitment to the behaviour. Was
> imagining that it was reasonably portable.

It may be, for some definition of "reasonably" ;-)

Dave Abrahams
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