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Re: [build_w32.bat] feature request: add optional command line argument

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [build_w32.bat] feature request: add optional command line argument for executable name
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:35:42 +0200

> From: "Jannick" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2019 13:30:11 +0100
> Would it be possible to pass to build_w32.bat in an optional command line
> argument the executable name (currently hard coded in the variable MAKE as
> 'gnumake')?
> When creating a plugin (.dll) with GCC (by linking against gnumake.dll.a)
> which should then be called by a version of gnumake.exe with a name other
> than gnumake.exe, it is not sufficient to simply rename the executable,
> since that is hard-coded in the .dll.a library.  The suggested feature would
> make things easily happen in this case without using workarounds using .def
> files, dlltool and alike or even patching the .bat file.

I'm not sure I understand the problem, so could you please elaborate?
In particular, can you show how the hard-coded name of the executable
prevents linking against the import library?


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