[fpc-devel] Unit linking to .obj files and fpcmake.

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 11 10:51:12 CEST 2006

Op Tue, 11 Apr 2006, schreef J. Peter Mugaas:

> Before mentioning that the .obj files are not supported, I am aware 
> that this has not been tested.  I wish to see if this can work (you 
> don't know until you try).

It is not a matter of .obj not been tested, it is a matter of the GNU 
linker not understanding .obj files at all. The GNU linker only eats COFF 
formatted .o files, if you feed it a .obj it will refuse.

> I'm trying to do this with the ZLib library (the 
> most recent version).  For Linux, I have verified that the ZLib library 
> works through dynamic loading.  On Win32, that may not be desirable 
> since there seems to be several versions of the ZLIB .DLL

It is often better to use Paszlib and forget about DLL's and .so's.


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