[webkit-gtk] WTF is in both libjavascriptcoregtk and libwebkit2gtk

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Sat Jan 16 06:47:03 PST 2016

On Sat, 2016-01-16 at 16:06 +0200, Adrián Pérez de Castro wrote:
> That may not work: the linker will only pick from static libraries
> the *.o
> objects it needs. That is: only *.o files from which symbols are used
> will
> be copied to the output libjavascriptcoregtk.so — if libwebkit2gtk.so
> uses
> symbols from WTF which pull additional *.o files from the WTF static
> library,
> then the dynamic linker won't be able to load it at run-time.

This is what the ADD_WHOLE_ARCHIVE_TO_LIBRARIES macro solves. We use
-Wl,--whole-archive on Linux. Jeremy is using -Wl,-all_load on OS X,
see bug #153117. But the semantics are different, and we do not use

Linkers are hard. :(


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