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wahorger



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:08 am    Post subject: SLIM vs SLINK Reply with quote

What are the differences?

If I am trying to group a number of object files together, then have SLINK search that archive for the relevant modules and include in the executable only those object files, which library manager should I be using?
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PaulLaidler
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SLIM is much the same as using SLINK with the "archive" command. In both cases a static library (.LIB) is created. This kind of lib contains the object code and should not be confused with a "stub" library that is used as a companion to a DLL.

At the moment there is no 64 bit equivalent to either approach. It is unlikely that SLIM will be ported to 64 bits.
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JohnCampbell



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why won't there be a 64 bit equivalent to either approach ?
Does this mean that my approach of using selective loading from .lib is also an obsolete approach ?
Using LE in SLINK64 would certainly much easier that my present approach of doing a 32-bit build then analysing the load map in an excel spreadsheet and listing all referenced files in a pivot table.

Is there a technical reason that 64-bit .lib files aren't being provided.

John
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

It's only SLIM that won't be ported and even then it's just my opinion.
I expect it will be added to SLINK64.
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