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16.4.3 Libtool C++ support
At the moment, Libtool is the weak link in the chain when it comes to working with C++. It is very easy to naively build a shared library from C++ source using
This works admirably for trivial examples, but with real code, there are several things that can go wrong:
Now that C++ compilers on Unix are beginning to see widespread acceptance and are converging on the ISO standard, it is becoming unacceptable for Libtool to impose such limits. There is work afoot to provide generalized multi-language and multi-compiler support into Libtool----currently slated to arrive in Libtool 1.5. Much of the work for supporting C++ is already finished at the time of writing, pending beta testing and packaging(36).