duplicate symbols in static libraries

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Mon Oct 21 12:54:28 UTC 2019

This approach seems fine to me. Worth noting is that prism-sw will be 
removed as part of the Pisces removal by JDK-8196079 [1], which is 
targeted for 14. If your proposed change helps in the mean time, then I 
see no problem with getting it in.

-- Kevin

[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8196079

On 10/21/2019 4:26 AM, Johan Vos wrote:
> Hi,
> When creating static libraries for the native parts of JavaFX, I ran into
> an issue with symbols exposed in more than 1 library:
> checkAndClearException() is declared and used in both libjavafx_font.a and
> in libprism_sw.a
> I have a simple fix for this that adds a prefix to the symbol in the
> prism-sw code:
> https://github.com/johanvos/jfx/commit/9180a73b51f60b0c6fe6e89184c4cba88fcf1696
> However, I'm not sure this is the generally agreed approach. Are there
> opinions/guidelines for this?
> - Johan

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