ld and export lists

Robert Schweikert rjschwei@cox.net
Tue Jan 14 10:16:00 GMT 2003


Thanks. One more question this also works fi .sl right? I know WIN32 has 
a completely different concept for shared libraries then Unix.


Nick Clifton wrote:

>Hi Robert,
>>How does one define an export list for a shared library using
>By using a DEF file.
>Have a look at the information in the ld.texinfo file for more details
>about this.  (You should get a copy of the latest version from the CVS
>repository, since this section has seen a lot of work in the last few
>months).  In particular in the WIN32 section of the Machine Dependent
>Features section it says this:
>  _exporting DLL symbols_
>     The cygwin/mingw `ld' has several ways to export symbols for dll's.
>    _using auto-export functionality_
>          By default `ld' exports symbols with the auto-export
>          functionality, which is controlled by the following command
>          line options:
>               --export-all-symbols   [This is the default]
>               --exclude-symbols
>               --exclude-libs
>    _using a DEF file_
>          Another way of exporting symbols is using a DEF file.  A DEF
>          file is an ASCII file containing definitions of symbols which
>          should be exported when a dll is created.  Usually it is
>          named `<dll name>.def' and is added as any other object file
>          to the linker's command line.
>               gcc -o <output> <objectfiles> <dll name>.def
>          Here is an example of a DEF file for a shared library called
>          `xyz.dll':
>               LIBRARY "xyz.dll" BASE=0x10000000
>               EXPORTS
>               foo
>               bar
>               _bar = bar
>          This example defines a base address and three symbols.  The
>          third symbol is an alias for the second.  For the complete
>          format specification see ld/deffilep.y in the binutils
>          sources.
>          While linking a shared dll, `ld' is able to create a DEF file
>          with the `--output-def <file>' command line option.
>        Nick

Robert Schweikert                   MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU
rjschwei@cox.net                               LINUX

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