Is it possible to overload symbols in static libraries?
Mon Aug 8 07:55:00 GMT 2011
On Wednesday, August 03, 2011 04:20:16 Rohit Arul Raj wrote:
> I have created a static library in libgloss.a, which by default dumps
> the input/output to console I/O.
> I also have an UART library. Now to dump the output to UART, i thought
> of overloading the console I/O functions (having them as weak
> symbols). But it seems that it doesn't work with archives.
it's a bit more subtle than that
> The solution that i can think of for now is:
> 1. Have separate libraries for console I/O and UART.
> 2. Link them with libgloss.a
> Is there any better alternative?
you could use --whole-archive when linking and ignore the subtle issues
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