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Linus Torvalds writes:
> On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, Keith Owens wrote:
> > LINK_FIRST is processed in the order it is specified, so a.o will be
> > linked before z.o when both are present. See the patch.
>
> So why don't you do the same thing for obj-y, then?
>
> Why can't you do
>
> LINK_FIRST=$(obj-y)
>
> and be done with it?

Hmm, so why don't we just call it obj-y and be done with it? ;)

Since someone kindly enlightened me that LINK_FIRST was unsorted, I'm finding
it very hard to grasp what the difference is between an unsorted LINK_FIRST
and unsorted LINK_LAST list, and an unsorted obj-y list. From what I
understand, obj-y = $(LINK_FIRST) $(LINK_LAST) ?

Therefore, there is little difference between:

LINK_FIRST = a.o z.o
LINK_LAST = y.o p.o

and

obj-y = a.o z.o y.o p.o

I still don't see what LINK_FIRST and LINK_LAST gains us, other than
potentially more confusion. Instead of having one order-dependent
variable, we now have 2. Please enlighten me further!
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