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how to weak_alias of symbols in application code

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I want to use alias to call a defined function (special_subroutine in
this example) using different names (special_subroutine_1 and
special_subroutine_2 in this example), is it doable? --I tried the
following way, and it did not work when I tried to compile it with
gcc. I guess weak_alias is only valid for glibc, or maybe the way I use
it was wrong.

Can someone give me a suggestion?

//file name: test.c
//date: 07/09/2006
#ifdef weak_alias
weak_alias(special_subroutine_1, special_subroutine)
weak_alias(special_subroutine_1, special_subroutine)

void special_subroutine(void){
....//some computation


int main(int argc, char** argv){
special_subroutine_1( );
special_subroutine_2( );



By the way, I knew the following macro (#define special_subroutine_1,
special_subroutine) can make the example code work. But I really want
to keep "special_subroutine_1" in the symbol table---which means I
don't want to use this way.
#define special_subroutine_1, special_subroutine

I think MPI library does something like this. e.g it has something like
weak_alias MPI_SEND with PMPI_SEND. Maybe pthread library also does
something similiar.

Jul 12 '06 #1
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