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Re: TOC errors on AIX


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM, Perry Smith <pedzsan@gmail.com> wrote:

>> The basic problem is GNU/Linux symbol visibility behavior is becoming
>> more complicated (and actually evolving toward original AIX behavior),
>> but it also is using additional syntax and options in Makefiles
>> without invoking AIX with compatible, matching options.
>
> I'm hoping this is a good thing.  GNU/Linux, to me, seemed rather sloopy
> and they could "link" and produce code that could eventually fail due to
> a missing symbol.  The general open software developer perspective
> seemed to have a disdain for AIX's wanting to know where every symbol
> was going to come from at link time.

The stricter semantics is good, but GNU/Linux uses different syntax
and communicates the information differently than AIX, so it does not
work naturally with AIX.

I am glad that you are making progress.

- David


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