Can collect2 just generate the c file?

Ian Lance Taylor
Sat Jan 14 04:24:00 GMT 2006

Perry Smith <> writes:

> I think you misunderstood my question.
> collect2 runs through the list of files to link and collects the
> constructors and destructors.  It then makes a c file of those items,
> compiles it, then calls ld again with the original list of objects
> plus the new object.  I'd like to stop before the second call to ld
> is made.  (I'm looking at the source now and I don't see that option).

My apologies, I did indeed misunderstand the question.

You're right, there is no option to cause collect2 to construct a C
file and not continue with the link.


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