[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] configure cleanup

Dave Dodge dododge
Wed May 31 00:34:29 CEST 2006

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 11:26:55PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:
> > All options should appear before non-option arguments,
> That breaks with single-pass linkers that only look in libraries for
> thus far encountered undefined symbols.

Aside: in the POSIX standard interface to the C99 compiler, all
options (such as -O) are supposed to be specified before any operands
(.c, .a, or .o files).  To get around the problem of traditional -l
handling, as a special case it considers "-l library" to be an operand
despite the option-style syntax.

It also has a special case for the -I and -L options, since options
are not normally order-dependent.

                                                  -Dave Dodge

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