|Option Type||Default Value||#pragma options||C||C++|
-bstatic | -bdynamic
Controls how libraries are processed by specifying which forms of library names the linkage editor looks for.
The linkage editor searches library names and paths specied by the -l and -L options according to the following criteria:
|bdynamic||For settings of the -lkey option appearing after the -bdynamic option, both libkey.so and libkey.a library files are searched for by the linkage editor. This option remains in effect until overridden by the appearance of the -bstatic option, which in turn affects -lkey options appearing after it.|
|bstatic||For settings of the -lkey option appearing after the -bstatic option, only libkey.a library files are searched for by the linkage editor. This option remains in effect until overridden by the appearance of the -bdynamic option, which in turn affects -lkey options appearing after it.|
The default option, -bdynamic, ensures that the C library (lib.c) links dynamically. To avoid possible problems with unresolved linker errors when linking the C library, you must add the -bdynamic option to the end of any compilation sections that use the -bstatic option.
To compile myprogram.c using a static version of the libtask.a Task Library and a dynamic version version of the libcomplex.a Complex Mathematics Library, enter:
xlC myprogram.c -bstatic -ltask -bdynamic -lcomplex
List of Compiler Options and Their Defaults
Options that Specify Linkage Options