#pragma comment (lib, ...)

Paulo Pinto pjmlp at progtools.org
Wed Oct 10 10:49:57 PDT 2012

On Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at 15:43:36 UTC, Simen Kjaeraas 
> On 2012-10-10, 16:19, Walter Bright wrote:
>> On 10/10/2012 4:26 AM, Manu wrote:
>>> I think D's modules make this relationship even stronger, and 
>>> it's a shame it's
>>> not a standard part of D.
>> Some object module formats do not have the ability to embed a 
>> library reference in them. Elf (cough cough), Mach-O (wheeze)
> ELF has .comment and .note sections. While they're not exactly 
> intended
> for the purpose, they seem to fit the bill?
> It'd of course require a linker to know what to do with the 
> data, but
> it seems to me this would not interfere with other uses.
> Note: The above comes from a 2-minute cursory read of the ELF 
> standard,
> and may thus contain errors. :p

This is how Go packages are compiled.

The compiler reads the libraries (.a, .o) for the symbol 
information of what a package exports.


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