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Re: [PATCH] Can't test JavaHL bindings before installation (Issue #2040)

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-09-13 06:35:05 CEST

On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 04:09:19PM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> From conversations I've had on IRC (about the same problem as it applies
> to the swig bindings), I don't think this approach will work on all
> platforms and/or with all versions of libtool. One is not really
> supposed to know about libtool's .libs subdir, and attempting to link
> against libraries located there without going through libtool is not
> guaranteed to work.
> On the other hand, since there's no way to do this right within the
> libtool context, perhaps doing it the wrong way and letting it work
> where it works and fail where it fails is the best answer. Anyone else
> have opinions on the matter?

It's fine with me. We're already using the same technique in the Perl
bindings and not a single report of it failing has come in yet.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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