[QBS] Enclosing a library product in special linker flags

Richard Weickelt richard at weickelt.de
Fri Nov 7 11:16:10 CET 2014

>> I have a project with an application and a couple of static libary
>> products as dependencies. When it comes to linking, I need all symbols
>> of one library to be linked into the executable. This can be achieved
>> with the --whole-archive flag. The following line applies this flag to
>> only one library:
>> g++ ... lib1.a lib2.a -Wl--whole-archive lib3.a -Wl,--no-whole-archive
>> ...
>> Has anybody an idea, how to create such a pattern with qbs?
> Order of options is indeed a bit of a problem, as the code that puts them
> together more or less assumes that the order does not matter, which is
> not true for programs like ld. Off the top of my head, I don't know how
> to achieve the above. It's particularly complicated due to the "grouping"
> requirement (--start-group/--end-group is the same thing conceptually).
> Perhaps such things will need dedicated properties (where?) with special
> handling? Ideas welcome. Perhaps we should gather them in a JIRA task.

I added a proposal. https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QBS-701

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