Jack Jack - 2 months ago 15
C++ Question

Building and Linking V8 in Visual Studio

I'm having a really hard time trying to figure out how to build Google's V8 on Windows.

So far I have:


  • Installed depot_tools

  • Fetched v8:
    fetch v8

  • Created the project files:
    gn gen --ide=vs2015 out/Default

  • Built the entire solution in VS2015



My issue is that this only produces a large number of
.obj
files and no
.lib
files.

I have set the projects (v8, v8_base, v8_libbase, etc.) to
Configuration type: Static library (.lib)
:
Project config screenshot

I'm not sure how to get Visual Studio to generate the library files. Any help appreciated!

Update



I have managed to produce library files using the following steps:


  • Open VS Developer Command Line

  • Navigate to the directories containing obj files for
    v8_base
    ,
    v8_libbase
    ,
    v8_external_snapshot
    and
    v8_libplatform
    .

  • For each of these, build a
    .lib
    manually using the
    lib
    command e.g.
    lib /o:v8_base *.obj

  • Copy all these lib files into a directory along with
    icui18n.lib
    and
    icuuc.lib
    (these were created fine during the build.)



I'm now trying to actually use the libraries and have a new problem which I would appreciate help with.
I have linked the following libraries in VS:
v8_base.lib; v8_libbase.lib; v8_external_snapshot.lib; v8_libplatform.lib; icui18n.lib; icuuc.lib; winmm.lib;
, however I am having an issue with a few unresolved symbols:

unresolved external symbol "public: static void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::TearDown(void)" (?TearDown@Sampler@sampler@v8@@SAXXZ) referenced in function "public: static void __cdecl v8::internal::V8::TearDown(void)" (?TearDown@V8@internal@v8@@SAXXZ) TriviaBot v8_base.lib(v8.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::Stop(void)" (?Stop@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) referenced in function "private: void __cdecl v8::internal::Isolate::Deinit(void)" (?Deinit@Isolate@internal@v8@@AEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(isolate.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::Stop(void)" (?Stop@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(log.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::Sampler(class v8::Isolate *)" (??0Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAA@PEAVIsolate@2@@Z) referenced in function "public: __cdecl v8::internal::Ticker::Ticker(class v8::internal::Isolate *,int)" (??0Ticker@internal@v8@@QEAA@PEAVIsolate@12@H@Z) v8_base.lib(log.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::Sampler(class v8::Isolate *)" (??0Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAA@PEAVIsolate@2@@Z) v8_base.lib(cpu-profiler.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: virtual __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::~Sampler(void)" (??1Sampler@sampler@v8@@UEAA@XZ) referenced in function "public: virtual void * __cdecl v8::internal::Ticker::`scalar deleting destructor'(unsigned int)" (??_GTicker@internal@v8@@UEAAPEAXI@Z)
unresolved external symbol "public: virtual __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::~Sampler(void)" (??1Sampler@sampler@v8@@UEAA@XZ) v8_base.lib(cpu-profiler.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::Start(void)" (?Start@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) referenced in function "public: void __cdecl v8::internal::Profiler::Engage(void)" (?Engage@Profiler@internal@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(log.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::IncreaseProfilingDepth(void)" (?IncreaseProfilingDepth@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) referenced in function "public: void __cdecl v8::internal::Profiler::Engage(void)" (?Engage@Profiler@internal@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(log.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::IncreaseProfilingDepth(void)" (?IncreaseProfilingDepth@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(cpu-profiler.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::DecreaseProfilingDepth(void)" (?DecreaseProfilingDepth@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) referenced in function "public: void __cdecl v8::internal::Profiler::Disengage(void)" (?Disengage@Profiler@internal@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(log.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::DecreaseProfilingDepth(void)" (?DecreaseProfilingDepth@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(cpu-profiler.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::DoSample(void)" (?DoSample@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) referenced in function "public: virtual void __cdecl v8::internal::SamplingThread::Run(void)" (?Run@SamplingThread@internal@v8@@UEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(log.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::DoSample(void)" (?DoSample@Sampler@sampler@v8@@QEAAXXZ) v8_base.lib(cpu-profiler.obj)
unresolved external symbol "public: static void __cdecl v8::sampler::Sampler::SetUp(void)" (?SetUp@Sampler@sampler@v8@@SAXXZ) referenced in function "private: static void __cdecl v8::internal::V8::InitializeOncePerProcessImpl(void)" (?InitializeOncePerProcessImpl@V8@internal@v8@@CAXXZ) v8_base.lib(v8.obj)


All of the error seem to be related to
v8::sampler
- any help is again appreciated!

Answer

And it looks like I'm answering my own question again. I hope the info I listed in the question will be useful for anyone who struggles with the out-of-date documentation like me.

My update covers everything required except for the fact I didn't even notice the v8_libsampler project and forgot to generate the library file for it. Once I did that and linked it, I was up and running!

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