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sr #103719: catching unresolved symbols at link time, and template instantiation

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Submitted on:  Thu 30 Dec 2004 07:54:14 PM UTC  
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Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  None
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Thu 30 Dec 2004 07:54:14 PM UTC, original submission:

I'm converting to the use of libtool for my C++ libraries.
These libraries tend to have inter-library dependencies. Libtool does not catch when my library has unresolved symbols due to a missing dependency (or any other reason).
In my previous build system, I used a "prelink stage" for checking for unresolved symbols and instantiating templates.
For g++, this is about as simple as replacing the '-shared' option with the following, as a pre-link before the real link:


Since it's treated as an executable rather than a library, complete symbol checking and template instantiation occur.

I would like to see libtool provide a similar capability, even if only when g++ is used. Without this, it is very difficult to determine missing dependencies in a library.

I am currently using libtool 1.5.2



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