[TUHS] Deleted lib1 and lib2 in v6, recoverable?

Donald ODona mutiny.mutiny at india.com
Mon Dec 31 10:00:17 AEST 2018

At 30 Dec 2018 18:35:22 +0000 (+00:00) from Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com>:
> I think this has been pretty much universal behavior for all linkers
> on all OSes since the 1960s.  It continues to be true today.
> Sometimes one runs into a situation where a module loaded from lib1.a
> has an undefined symbol that causes a module from lib2.a to be loaded,
> and that module in turn has an undefined symbol that is defined in
> lib1.a.  In that case, you have to cause the linker to scan lib1.a
> twice:
>     ld main.o lib1.a lib2.a lib1.a
thats not true, because the M$ and borland linkers of the 80ths under MSDOS(sic!) already processed indexed libraries. Therefore the multiple inclusion of libraries wans'nt needed. 

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