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Re: gen-make.py oddness

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-04-25 22:14:10 CEST

Brandon Ehle wrote:

>>
>>
>> Yup, saw that myself.
>>
>>
>>
>>> I traced it out to the fact that it seems that the only libs being
>>> linked to
>>> are "mswsock.lib ws2_32.lib advapi32.lib rpcrt4.lib shfolder.lib
>>> libdb40.lib" in every exe file.
>>>
>>> The generator seems to not be picking up any other subversion libs,
>>> when it
>>> parses build.conf.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> It's not as simple as that. It does pick up all the libs and registers
>> them as project dependencies (in the .dsw file), which implies linking.
>> However, it's wrong in that it assumes that dependencies are transitive.
>> They're not.
>>
>> The generator should be adding _all_ the dependencies it finds to the
>> project, not just the first level of the dependency DAG.
>>
>>
>>
> The problem with that is that you get thousands of errors about
> duplicately defined symbols during linking if a project is somehow
> dependended upon twice by two different static libraries (though you
> are definitely right about shared libraries). Therefore we try to
> determine that a library is only dependended upon once by any given
> executable. Visual Studio .NET fixes this problem, but for Visual C++
> 6 we have to be smart about the dependency tree.

Have you looked at the patch I posted yesterday? Uh, this morning? It
fixes that particular problem. I just don't know what's going wrong with
the compiled execs.

-- 
Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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