about -fpic/-fPIC option for gcc
Ian Lance Taylor
Tue Sep 5 15:23:00 GMT 2006
Lin George <email@example.com> writes:
> I am confused about the meaning and function of -fpic
> and -fPIC option of gcc. I am more confused when after
> reading the manual of gcc (for example, what means
> PIC, GOT, constant addresses, etc.). Could anyone
> explain to me what are their functions in easy to
> understand words?
If we could write it better, we would.
Very short and incomplete version which may suffice for your purposes:
the -fpic and -fPIC options are for generating code that will be put
into a shared library on an ELF system. GNU/Linux is an example of an
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