LD Changes To Implicit DSO Linking Update

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Feb 11 15:39:20 UTC 2010

Adam Jackson wrote:
> Also note that the runtime linker will still do recursive lookups.  If
> you have a binary that did not link against some needed library, but one
> of its dependencies did link against it, the binary will still work.

And this makes this ld (mis)feature particularly silly, ld now gratuitously 
errors on "undefined" symbols which would be found just fine at runtime. I 
really don't see why ld is implementing different semantics than the runtime 

        Kevin Kofler

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