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Date:      Fri, 1 May 2015 17:22:34 -0400
From:      Alex Merritt <merritt.alex@gmail.com>
To:        Jim Pazarena <fquest@paz.bz>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: compiling static
Message-ID:  <CADK3taLBgDxu4cjfBu+4RFeD=34mv66NO1WAzkpb7GLO48BO3g@mail.gmail.com>
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On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Jim Pazarena <fquest@paz.bz> wrote:

> is there a way to tell cc (clang) to compile with static libraries?


If you want to _compile_ code to a static library, you generate the object
files and then use "ar" to assemble them together into an archive file (.a).

cc -c file0.c file1.c ...
ar rcus lib.a file0.o file1.o ...

If you want to _link to_ (if that's what you mean by "compile with") static
libraries, you may specify the archive path to the linker instead of using
the dynamic linker flag (-l).

cc prog.c /path/to/lib.a -o prog

There may be other ways I am unfamiliar with. Is this not how gcc does it
also?

-Alex



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