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Controlling what the masm's linker include by default

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hii! i've looked for a way to manually set the libraries that link.exe includes, by default, when i link using:

C:\masm32\bin\link.exe /verbose /nologo /subsystem:windows /opt:noref main.obj

it says:

Start Pass1

Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\user32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\kernel32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\gdi32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\opengl32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\glu32.lib

so i tried setting the /DEFAULTLIB's parameters myself to override them

C:\masm32\bin\link.exe /verbose /nologo /subsystem:windows /defaultlib:C:\masm32\lib\user32.lib /opt:noref main.obj

(i was intending to just link the user32.lib library to intentionally produce an error to see if it worked)

and regardless, it keeps adding the rest of default libraries:

Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\user32.lib

Start Pass1
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\kernel32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\gdi32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\opengl32.lib
Processed /DEFAULTLIB:C:\masm32\lib\glu32.lib

is there a way to set them manually?

for example, i recall the same happened linking in mingw's gcc.exe when i coded in c, but using mingw's collect2.exe as a linker enabled me to link them manually, so i though it was possible too in masm

thaanks beforehand! :D

Edited by ViLXDRYAD (see edit history)

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ViL
Posted (edited)

hii, evlncrn8! dang, you are right! there's no actual libraries magically added by default, they were the includelib calls in the asm source! thanks a lot, man! :D

btw masm's linkers should show that info when you use the /verbose option x3

Edited by ViLXDRYAD (see edit history)
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