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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-24 12:21:21

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Thursday 24 August 2006 19:17, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > On Thursday 24 August 2006 17:38, David Abrahams wrote:
>> >> I can't find this property defined anywhere in the BBv2 sources. I
>> >> was trying to address
>> >>
>> >
>> > We don't have such property at the moment, instead we have two, called
>> > find-library-sa and find-library-st. They are supposed to request shared
>> > and static library respectively, but for the time being, you can just use
>> > 'find-library-sa'.
>> Okay. A few questions:
>> 1. In what language is "sa" supposed to evoke "shared"?
> Is this a rethorical question?

It was needlessly sarcastic. I'm Sorry. "sa" doesn't evoke "ShAred"
any more than it evokes "StAtic" for me.

>> 2. Why are there two separate features? All the linkers I know just
>> support -l<whatever> and don't make a distinction.
> They were added back then when I though it's possible to reliably
> request specific flavour with gcc.

Is it possible?

>> 3. Don't we want to pick shared or static based on the value of the
>> <link> feature?
> The <find-library-*> feature are not for users, which should use 'lib' target
> anyway.


Dave Abrahams
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