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Re: Making DLL's.
- To: Serguei DACHIAN <Serguei.Dachian@univ-lemans.fr>
- Subject: Re: Making DLL's.
- From: Paul Sokolovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 13:33:02 +0200
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Serguei DACHIAN <Serguei.Dachian@univ-lemans.fr> wrote:
SD> Hi, there.
SD> I find that the making of DLL's is a quite complicated and ennoying under
SD> CygWin, so I decided to write a shell script to facilitate this task. Below
SD> you will find this script.
Why so complex? I just made makefile, which I include in main one,
SD> I would like much to hear from you about it.
SD> I'm not a 'wizard' in things of such a kind, so I would be happy for any
SD> comments and suggestions. Especially, I would like to here about this from
SD> CygWin mantainers/developpers: do there are plans to include such a tool in
SD> CygWin in the future releases, etc., etc.
DJ Delorie is making/have made support for usual 'gcc -shared',
it's in snapshots now and going to be in b21, AFAIU.
SD> At the same time I have two questions about DLL's:
SD> 1) Is it possible to use DLL's made by CygWin in applications being
SD> developped with MSVC++ (may be after rebuilding the import library)? If
SD> yes, how must I proceed for that (I am not at al specialist in MSVC++)?
Very easy with mingw32, for cygwin some magic required, it's
almost faq, see maillist archive. (Implib must be rebuilt, yes).
SD> 2) The same questions in the case of C++ code. (I think that I have read
SD> somewhere something about mangling scheme difference between CygWin g++ and
SD> MSVC++, isn't it will be a problem?)
Of course, there's different mangling, but as egcs guys usually
say, mangling is not the biggest problem with C++.
SD> Well, that's all for the moment. Here goes the script:
SD> # Personally, I prefere to strip everything to save disk space, but if
SD> # you don't like it, comment the following line:
SD> strip $1.dll
Beware of this, it cripples dlls, at least on win95.
SD> Best regards,
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- Making DLL's.
- From: Serguei DACHIAN <Serguei.Dachian@univ-lemans.fr>