Can a lib file converted to 1 ob file?

Basile B. b2.temp at
Sun Apr 19 11:45:27 UTC 2020

On Sunday, 19 April 2020 at 11:33:15 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
> On Sunday, 19 April 2020 at 10:53:09 UTC, Basile B. wrote:
>> On Sunday, 19 April 2020 at 10:48:04 UTC, Basile B. wrote:
>>> This should work if you pass the static library files to the 
>>> linker. It is exactly its job to select what's used from the 
>>> archive. So you would have to pass your stuff and optionally 
>>> phobos2 as a static library (but this would also work if 
>>> linking against phobos2.dll)
>> BTW I have an example here [1], but it's for FreePascal and 
>> under linux, and in the end i've decided to use dynamic 
>> library (but with static linking) [2]
>> [1]
>> [2]
> The only thing I found so far is, Delphi does not support 
> linking .lib files.
> (Mac os 64 bit compiler though seems to support it).
> I understand from you, that FreePascal is able to link .lib 
> files.
> Was my impression false and I can link .lib files with Delphi?

No (sorry for the false hope) I also find this (‑‑linker-option 
for iOS only).
Very surprising.

Looks like you would have to use a dll. Note that with static 
linking of the dll

   cdecl; external 'mydll';

You don't have to use a loader.

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