Overriding symbol from an external library

pmarguinaud@hotmail.com (philou)
20 Jun 2003 00:19:49 -0400

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From: pmarguinaud@hotmail.com (philou)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Jun 2003 00:19:49 -0400
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Keywords: linker, question
Posted-Date: 20 Jun 2003 00:19:49 EDT

Hi all,

My problem is this :

I have 2 libraries named `libxxx.a' and `libyyy.a' which contains a
subroutine whose name is `mysub'; I want to be able to switch between
those two versions of mysub at runtime, and I want that the code within
`libxxx.a' and `libyyy.a' also makes use of the same version of mysub
( that is the one I have chosen ).
Note that some linkers such as GNU ld ( ld --wrap mysub ... ) allow
users to override a subroutine while keeping a reference to the older
version, by introducing two other symbols ( __real_mysub, __wrap_mysub
). I went trough the docs of GNU ld ( GNU ld command language ), but I
have not been able to sort that out.

Can somebody help ?



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