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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-22 13:02:18

Rene Rivera <grafik666_at_[hidden]> writes:

> [2002-10-22] Patrick Frants wrote:
> >Rene Rivera <grafik666_at_[hidden]> wrote in
> >news:20021022105444-r01010800-3302bfc7-0860-0108_at_12.100.89.43:
> >> A few things...
> [snip]
> Understood ;-)
> >> 3. Given that you are attempting to link large numbers of object files
> >> directly (as I understand your original problems), why not use an
> >> object archive to collect some of those files? "lib" in Boost.Build
> >> terms.
> >
> >And that is not possible unless some empty(?) initialization is called
> within
> >the object files that reside within libraries...
> If you really want to prevent relying on implementation defined behaviour,
> which is what you are doing, there is a rather easy (relatively speaking)
> way around the problem...
> 1. Take all your source code and preprocess it.
> 2. Concatenate all the preprocessed code together.
> 3. And compile that directly into a single object file that is the
> application.

That hardly eliminates implementation-defined behavior, though. If you
really want to eliminate implementation-defined behavior, switch to
Java... and be prepared for a lot more implementation-specific
behavior which vendors are _not_ required to define.

David Abrahams
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Building C/C++ Extensions for Python: Dec 9-11, Austin, TX

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