I have no idea what you mean by "linking against this library before
> On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM, Gabriel Dos Reis
>> > Extracting the information from there might be easier and more portable.
>> Yes, that is what I suggested in private conversion. In fact, all it
>> takes is
>> just link a dummy C file against the GMP library and look at the binary
>> flavour of the program as indicated above. I suspect that the `file'
>> utility will handle most cases.
> The hardest point of the conversation, and one that people do not seem to
> get, is that I have no idea how to do this which is written in the paragraph
> and in the discussion before. Really, it makes the discussion very hard that
> people do not realize that I have no idea how to get binary information from
> an executable, or gather the binary mode from GMP just by linking a custom
> program -- to begin with, it would be utterly impossible to link against
> this library before having guessed the appropriate linker/compiler flags!