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Re: [Mingw-users] Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 12:13:08 -0400

David Olofson wrote:
> >               run impgen      (Cross Kaboom 2: impgen == target binary!)
> >                      where impgen will make *.dll -> *.imp.def
> >               make an import lib out of the output
> >                      by using normal dlltool/dllwrap commands
> >                      to turn the .def file into an implib binary
> >                      which is actually a staticdll format. easy part.
> This is already handled in a sufficiently nice and clean way, that is?

So, why isn't dlltool being used?  BTW, dllwrap is deprecated.

Current versions of GCC require -shared in the link step to produce the
dll.  The -dll -mdll switches are deprecated.

Current versions of the linker can produce as well as use the foo.def
import files.


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