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Re: what's the differnece between gcc and g++?

From: Maxim Yegorushkin
Subject: Re: what's the differnece between gcc and g++?
Date: 4 Sep 2006 00:19:35 -0700
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Rolf Magnus wrote:


> But linking is another story. When linking the result generated from C++
> code, you need different linker options than for C code, and the linker
> can't find out the language that the object code was compiled from, so you
> have to tell it explicitly. When you use gcc for linking, it will pass the
> options relevant for C code to the linker (unless you explicitly specify
> the language), while g++ will link it as C++ code.

Does the linker care about the language object files were generated
from? From what I gather from info ld the only c++-specific option
which may affect the (binary) output of ld is -Ur. Am I missing

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