Module static constructor doesn't work?

kinke kinke at
Thu Aug 8 16:42:40 UTC 2019

On Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 14:55:37 UTC, Andrey Zherikov wrote:
> But if I create library from lib.d first and then link it with 
> main.d then ctor/dtor are not called:

For this to work as expected, the `lib.obj` object file needs to 
be linked into the final executable. As main.d doesn't need 
anything from lib.d, the linker will skip it by default if it's 
in a static library. An `import lib1.lib` isn't enough, you need 
to reference some symbol in main.d. Or instruct the linker to use 
all object files in the static library (e.g., via /WHOLEARCHIVE 
with the MS linker).

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