Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/12/14/21:34:12

From: "Tony O'Bryan" <aho450s AT nic DOT smsu DOT edu>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Library Problem ! Help !
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 18:34:54 -0600
Organization: Southwest Missouri State University
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Ryan McGee wrote:

> Your actual functions should go into a .c file.  To make a library,
> you need to compile your .c code into an .obj and run ar to make a
> .lib(you can find the help for ar in INFO) you then can compile with
> the comand gcc myfile.c -l mylib.lib and it will only include the
> functions you use from your lib.

	You have the idea right, but some of the details were incorrect.  DJGPP
libraries don't combine to form a library with the extension "LIB". 
They combine to form a library of the form "lib[name].a", where [name]
is the name of the library.  The Allegro library, for example, is named
"liballeg.a".  To tell the linker to link Allegro into a program with a
single C source file named "myfile.c" (assuming all paths are already
and correctly set), use the gcc command:

gcc myfile.c -lalleg

Hopefully I haven't overlooked anything, or this thread will continue to
expand with corrections. -grin-

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