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Old 03-31-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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Hide local functions within a library generated by 'ar'

First, I'm a I hope this isn't too dumb of a question!
I've got about 20 C files that I've compiled in the following way:

gcc -c file1.c
gcc -c file2.c .....

One of these C files holds the 'glue' or top level function calls that the outside world (library users) need to know about. The rest are used internally and I want to hide them from the user of the library.

For example, after I build my library using 'ar' to link all the object files together, I can dump the contents of the library using 'nm'. Here it lists all the function calls within the library. I only want the top level functions to be visible.

Is this possible? I tried 'strip' but then when I try to use the library, I get a segmentation fault.

Thanks for your help!


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