Daniel Kochmański daniel at
Wed Oct 7 13:12:10 UTC 2015

I've mistakenly taken this thread as one on the ecl-devel - please
ignore direct ECL references.


Daniel Kochmański writes:

> Faré writes:
>> On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 1:18 AM, Daniel Kochmański <daniel at> wrote:
>>> Faré writes:
>>>> Difficulties making monolithic-lib-op portable suggest that it (and
>>>> maybe also lib-op) should output an object file as if by ld -r rather
>>>> than a static library. Indeed, there is no *portable* way to combine
>>>> several .a files into a single one on a BSD system (including MacOS
>>>> X). Or should that be the case only on said systems?
>>> We have currently bug regarding combining static libraries[1], but doesn't
>>> BSD nor OSX support libtool? If yes, then we can just extract all
>>> objects from static archive and combine them again.
>>> [1]
>>>     In one of the comments @Whimse provides a working solution using
>>>     libtool.
>> Do you require libtool to be installed on BSD (including OSX)?
>> It certainly doesn't come standard, not even on Linux.
> It is at least dependency at ECL compilation time (bdwgc requires
> it). It isn't that unreasonable to require it for C backend.
>> Also, I could never get libtool to work correctly, even on Linux,
>> despite having alleged cut-and-paste recipes and a man page.
> @Whimse claims it works just OK for him. I'll have to adjust it to play
> nice with cross-compilation framework I'm working on now.
>> I was thinking about MRI scripts, but they are also a GNUism not
>> supported on BSD.
>> Why do we need a .a rather than a .o, anyway?
>> For the proposed use case, a .o seems more reasonable.
> That's what we do - we combine .o files. But Sometimes we want to
> combine with already built static libraries. That's when such approach
> would be necessary. Mentioned bug affects only such situations. If you
> just do monolithic build from lisp lisp sources then there's not a
> problem.
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