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

From: Danny Smith
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 20:29:59 +1000 (EST)

 --- David Olofson <address@hidden> wrote: > On Wednesday 18
September 2002 11:46, Danny Smith wrote:
> >  --- David Olofson <address@hidden> wrote: > On Tuesday 17
> >
> > I'm a bit late catching up with this thread.  No one has mentioned the
> > code in ld/pe-dll.c, function pe_implied_import_dll (filename) which
> > extract def file from dll.  Is that what you are trying to do?
> Yes. Is that's the code that's engaged when having gcc link directly with 
> a DLL? Dunno' what the exact problem with that is, but it was suggested 
> that it would be a good idea not to rely on it entirely just yet.

It's pretty much the same code, but but uses bfd-isms (eg bfd_seek, bfd_bread)
as wrappers for unistd.h/io.h functions
> > A gotcha with this is that some exported names in dll are aliases, the
> > prime culprit being stdcall names.
> Uh oh. Why would that be an issue with ld, if it isn't with impgen.c...?
It is an issue with impgen. Try: 
% impgen c:/winnt/system32/user32.dll

All the names should have stdcall decoration, but don't.

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