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Old 08-21-2009
Use variable in object library (ar)

I am trying to use a library, lets say libexample.a, and I want to use a variable within the object files that were archived. For example, my new code (which is linked to the library, don't worry about that) wants to access an integer from the original source.

When I use the nm command on libexample.a I see a bunch of stuff, including:
000006ec b var$39.0

I want use that variable. I know its original name and try to call it with my new code but it fails. I have no problem accessing the functions within libexample.a, I just want to use that integer. Or maybe it just isn't possible?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Last edited by justinpark01; 08-21-2009 at 10:00 AM..
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Old 08-21-2009
Was it a global variable i.e. declared outside of any function?
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Old 08-21-2009
Thanks for the quick response, yes, the variable is declared global in the source. Ideas?
 

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