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Re: Specifying command line arguments in a file?


On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 02:07:08PM -0700, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> >>>>> "Geoff" == Geoff Keating <geoffk@geoffk.org> writes:
> 
>     Geoff> Robert Schweikert <rjschwei@hks.com> writes:
> 
>     >> IS there a secret handshake between gcc and ld to get a large
>     >> number of object files to be linked to ld without going through
>     >> exce and without trying to mangle up a linker script?
> 
>     Geoff> Typically you put the object files in a .a library.
> 
> Yeah, but if there are really tons of them then you can't build *that*
> command-line either, so you end up building the library .o file by .o
> file, which is a pain, too.  And anyhow a .a has different semantics,
> unless you have --full-archive available.
> 
> For full generality, you just can't get around this problem.
> 
> We need to bite the bullet and implement -@.  In fact, we should do it
> in libiberty: write a routine to transform a file into an argv array.
> Then, we can bury whatever weird quoting semantics we want in there,
> and use this code everywhere.

I think Robert Boehne <rboehne@ricardo-us.com> fixed such a problem in
libtool. Maybe he can comment on his solution?

-- 
albert chin (china@thewrittenword.com)


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