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Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: libtool 1.5 used in serveez package
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 17:02:51 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 25 May 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:
> If 1.4 was too permissive, I think 1.5 is too strict. There are many cases
> where it is harmless to link a static lib into a DLL.

Maybe so.  FYI, this restriction is generally applied for Unix as
well since to do otherwise is not portable.  Allowing non-portable
features will result in non-portable packages.

> Would I be right in saying that, as long as no functions from the static lib
> are exported by the finished DLL, there is no problem? Unfortunately, I
> don't think there is any way to easily enforce that.

The auto-import feature of GCC will happily import symbols from the DLL.

Bob Friesenhahn

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