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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 09:16:10 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: deckerben <deckerben AT freenet DOT de>
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Subject: Re: making dxe2gen with clio.rice.edu binaries -or- "undefined reference to 'operator'"?
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On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, deckerben wrote:

> D:\Project\dxe2\src>gcc -O2 -c -g -Wall *.c -I../include
> D:\Project\dxe2\src>gcc -O2 -g -Wall dxe2api.o dxe2stat.o -I../include
> dxe2gen.cpp -o dxe2gen.exe
> 
> Can you do it without having to manually include '-lstdcxxx'?? If not, then
> what is meant by:
> "gcc knows it should link in the standard C++ library, because it knows its
> C++ from the file extension"

I think there's a confusion between compilation and linking.  `gcc' knows 
friom the file-name extension it's a C++ program, so it compiles it as 
such; but it does _not_ instruct the linker to scan the C++ libraries.  
`gpp' does the latter.

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