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[github patch] add -linkall flag to ocamlcommon archives #6509

vicuna opened this issue Aug 6, 2014 · 1 comment

[github patch] add -linkall flag to ocamlcommon archives #6509

vicuna opened this issue Aug 6, 2014 · 1 comment


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@vicuna vicuna commented Aug 6, 2014

Original bug ID: 6509
Reporter: @gasche
Assigned to: @gasche
Status: resolved (set by @gasche on 2014-08-06T11:51:35Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: low
Severity: tweak
Version: 4.02.0+dev
Target version: 4.02.0+dev
Category: ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)
Related to: #7271

Bug description

A patch by Frédéric Bour:

This patch add the "-linkall" flag when creating the ocamlcommon.cma
and ocamlcommon.cmxa archives.

Modules in "typing/" subdirectory rely on side-effects during
initialization to setup forward references. It would be unsafe for
a module to not be linked, thus it seems preferable to enforce linking
of all modules.

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@vicuna vicuna closed this Aug 6, 2014
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@vicuna vicuna commented Aug 6, 2014

Comment author: @gasche

We re-discussed this patch recently: it's not terribly satisfying, but there is no clear better way to do, so it was decided to include it. In the future, it would be nice to have a way to record such forward-dependencies, that the linker could understand to fail if the forward-depended file is not passed.

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