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Order of LINKER Symbol Resolution?

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The Question is:

We have a payroll software package from Ross systems, they send it with objects
 stored in a .olb file We want to put our custom changes in a different library
 file. when we link an executable and we specify both libraries which one will
 be picked up, is i
t safe to asume it will look first in the first library specified and then the

The Answer is :

  The LINKER will look for and resolve references against the first.
  The OpenVMS Wizard does NOT recommend duplicating any symbols or
  any external references.  The OpenVMS LINKER will detect this, and
  will report it as an error.
  Please contact Ross Systems for assistance with their environment.

answer written or last revised on ( 1-AUG-2000 )

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