Currently, rustc flag
--print native-static-libs prints the list of libs to stderr as a diagnostics note. It makes it harder to use for e.g. other build systems, and is inconsistent with other print flags (like
I think it should print list of libraries to stdout, separated by newlines, just like
This would probably be a breaking change, so I don't we can change it.
We can still introduce a new flag that behaves more consistently. Proposal: something along the lines of needs-link.
In general, though, imho
--print should integrate better with
--message-format (well, it's currently
--error-format,) and with e.g.
--message-format=json --format-version=2 we can give structured output rather than the current output.
This can even apply to the current
--print options. Or it could be a separate flag, e.g.
--print-format=json (the current is e.g.