[fpc-devel] LinkLib Issues In Lazarus and in FPC-2.0.2

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 17 12:21:33 CEST 2006

Op Mon, 17 Jul 2006, schreef Jonas Maebe:

> There is no other way to properly support linking to external libraries,
> unless you use something like Mac OS X' frameworks (which does support
> transparent versioning and multi-version support, including name changes of
> individual libraries part of a framework even if they represent the same
> library version if you'd feel inclined to do that).
> That doesn't mean Mac OS X doesn't potentially have the same library problems
> though, since most open source based libraries are not distributed as a
> framework.

IMHO crap like *_config are only tricks used by C people used to work 
around defficiencies in their toolchains. There simply should be no reason 
why you want such complexity. A library has a name, you link to it by 
name, basta.

If people start renaming libraries we make us resistant to library name 
changes. Otherwise the compiler needs to support a_config for library x 
and b_config for package and the end is loose.


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