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kilombo 31Aug2009 19:05

static library using virtual methods
 
Hi,

I'm trying to create a static lib.

This lib needs to read/write to a db, but the library has no information about db (type, pass, etc).

The idea is to create an interface that the library client will fill to provide to the library DB stuff.


------------------------- class IDBProvider --------------------------------------
#include "IDBResult.h"

using std::string;


class IDBProvider{
public:
virtual IDBResult * executeSQLCommand(string command);
};

------------------------- class IDBResult --------------------------------------

class IDBResult{
public:

/**
* Retrieves the value of the designated column in the current row of this object
* as a long.
*/
virtual long getLong(string columnLabel);

/**
* Retrieves the value of the designated column in the current row of this object
* as a int.
*/
virtual int getInt(string columnLabel);
};


----------------------------- staticLibImplementation.h ----------------------

#include #include "IDBProvider.h"
bool doLibraryStuff(long *result, IDBProvider db);

----------------------------- staticLibImplementation.cpp ----------------------

bool doLibraryStuff(long *result, IDBProvider db){
db.executeSQLCommand("A_QUERY_TO_DB");
}


I'm creating the library as follows :

g++ -Wall -g -c -o libDB.o staticLibImplementation.cpp
ar rcs libDB.a libDB.o


It compiles ok, but if I do a "nm libDB.a" I can see that:

U _ZN11IDBProvider17executeSQLCommandESs

So IDBProvider::executeSQLCommand is undefined.


Then , if I try to compile a test that uses libDB.a, at linking phase complains about unreferenced symbols.


The qŘestion is: Can I create different interfaces like this and use it in a static lib? I'm new in c++ (I come from java) and I don't really don't know about this. How I should compile it?

Thanks in advance.


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