This section is dedicated to the sanity of the libtool maintainers. It describes the programs that libtool uses, how they vary from system to system, and how to test for them.
Because libtool is a shell script, it can be difficult to understand just by reading it from top to bottom. This section helps show why libtool does things a certain way. Combined with the scripts themselves, you should have a better sense of how to improve libtool, or write your own.
|• References:||Finding more information.|
|• Compilers:||Creating object files from source files.|
|• Reloadable objects:||Binding object files together.|
|• Multiple dependencies:||Removing duplicate dependent libraries.|
|• Archivers:||Programs that create static archives.|
|• Cross compiling:||Issues that arise when cross compiling.|
|• File name conversion:||Converting file names between platforms.|
|• Windows DLLs:||Windows header defines.|