gcc library and linker documentation
Mon Dec 15 16:01:00 GMT 2003
>how to search and get relevant documentation for using certain functions
Stroustrup's C++ Programming Language (3rd ed or Special ed).
Cline, Lomow, Girou's C++ FAQs (2nd ed).
>I'm unclear as to when I would need to use the L option to specify libraries
on the command line.
The -L option is used to specify the path which libraries are located. For instance, if you had some libraries at ~jolic/3party/hotdog you could specify -L~jolic/3party/hotdog and GCC would use that path location to resolve the -lhotdog library.
Without the -L~jolic/3party/hotdog, GCC wouldn't know to check in that location for libhotdog.so or libhotdog.a.
>Do you know of any tutorials on the internet that would cover these kinds of fundamentals.
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