[Xcb] [PATCH] cursor: Fix issue with gcc

Stefan Dirsch sndirsch at suse.de
Mon Apr 25 10:58:57 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:45:17AM +0200, Kristoffer Grönlund wrote:
> >> cursor_shape_to_id should not be declared const, else it is not added
> >> to the static library.
> >
> > Huh? Why not? What does GCC do different for static libraries? What does GCC
> > even have to do with libraries at all (instead of e.g. the linker)? What does
> > "not addeed to the static library" mean? What exactly are you doing and what's
> > the error message?
> >
> > (Note that static libraries contain .o files and not functions...)
> >
> > Also: "Fix issue with gcc": Sorry, but my gcc works fine here, could you be more
> > specific.
> I wish I could, but I created that patch in 2013 and I no longer have
> any memory nor any local trace of what version of GCC I was using. My
> guess however is that it is a more recent version of GCC than what you
> are using.
> Here's my wild guess as to what was going on: If all parameters to the
> function are const and the return value is also const, it seems that
> at least on the OBS at that time, GCC would decide to inline the
> function out of existence, which led to the linker complaining that
> the function doesn't exist.
> I think that I encountered this while building awesome [1], if that helps.
> [1]: https://awesome.naquadah.org/

Kristoffer, since we don't provide a static lib for libxcb-cursor (did we
really at that time?), I suggest to remove this patch from our package sources
and no longer pursue to bring it upstream. Is this ok for you?


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