Re: [cc65] Secondary linker configurations

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: 2009-09-25 12:03:49
On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:17:37AM +0200, Groepaz wrote:
> i dont quite understand what the problem is with linking additional libraries
> though :) except that it would require splitting the lib into several libs
> and not put everything into one - which IMHO isnt the optimal approach, as it
> is kinda limiting.

cc65 cannot be everything for everyone. Trying to integrate each and every
user project into cc65 will make it unmaintainable in the long run. Once stuff
is integrated into cc65, I'm the one who gets the complaints and will have to
maintain it. As an example, see the discussion about the master makefile. I
never wanted this thing, but people complain here if it doesn't work, and I
have to spend my time discussing it and explain why it broke.

My suggestions for projects like this is: Make it a contrib project that
compiles into a few replacement modues. As an option, offer a command file
that takes the cc65 standard library for the platform and generates a copy by
replacing the modules in question. If dozens of people start using the contrib
project, there is time enough to check if an integration makes sense.



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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