Linke Linker

Generally one linker is run per target to build a static library, dynamic library or exe. The 'id' attribute of the linker specifies whch type of linking is performed.

  • exe - Overwrite the exe command for this linker. `xml <exe name="command" />`

  • flag - Add a single link flag. `xml <flag value="flag"/>`

  • ext - Default extension for generated files - if not overridden by target. `xml <ext value=".ext"/>` + value = extension, including "."

  • outflag - Flag for specifying lnker output name. `xml <outflag value="-o"/>` + value = linker flag. Note that it should contain a space character if the actual name should be a separate argument, like "-o ", or "-o"/"-out:" if it does not.

  • section - Group items - usually sharing common condition `xml <section > </section>`

  • libdir - A temp directory name to build into. This will capture the extra files the compiler generates, and then the desired file will be copied to the correct location. `xml <libdir name="name"/>`

  • lib - Add a library to the link line. `xml <lib (name|hxbase|base)="libName" />` + name = the complete name is specified + base = the name without compiler-specific extension (.a/.lib) is specified + hxbase = the name without extension and achitecture (-v7/.iphoinesim) is specified

  • prefix - Prefix for generated files. `xml <prefix value="lib"/>` + value = prefix. This will usually be "lib" or nothing.

  • ranlib - Whether ranlib needs to be run, and what command to use. Usually only for unix-style static libraries `xml <ranlib name="ranlib command"/>`

  • libpathflag - Flag used for adding library paths to command line. It will be combined with lib entries. `xml <libpathflag value="-L"/>`

  • recreate - Whether to delete the target file before re-running link command. The archive "ar" command likes to add obj files to existing archives, so deleting first can help. `xml <recreate value="true"/>`

  • expandAr - Whether to extract the individual obj files from an archive and add these, rather than add the archive as a single library. Can solve some link-order and static-initialization issues, but may make final exe bigger. `xml <expandAr value="true"/>`

  • fromfile - If the linker supports taking a list of objs in a file, then this is flag for specifying the file. `xml <fromfile value="flag" needsQuotes="true" /> + value = flag for specifying file. If the filename should be a separate argument, then the flag should end with a space. Usually @ or -filelist `. Use empty to disable. + needsQuotes = is whether to quote the obj names in the file


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