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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-15 09:01:07

On May 15, 2007, at 12:32 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> \and it forces users of
>> boost_unit_test_framework into statically linking in a non-
>> traditional way.
> The above statements all seem to be false. There's no difference,
> in my testing,
> between
> libfoo.a
> and
> -L . -lfoo
> provided the latter finds the same libfoo.a.
> Further, in my testing putting 'main' in static library works. I
> believe that
> even works on Windows. Furthermore, previous testing reveals that
> on Linux,
> putting 'main' in shared library works as well.
> You can easily test it for yourself.

Hah! I just realized that I was picking up the shared library (from /
usr/lib) rather than the static library I expected. D'oh! Thanks for
setting me straight on this.

>> Why must main() be in a library? It seems a trivial matter to fix.
> The real issue is that there's no 'main()' in library, as shown below:

No main() in the shared library, but it's in the static library.

        - Doug

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