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Re: Deprecate AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL?

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Deprecate AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL?
Date: 26 Oct 2002 21:03:01 +1000

On Sat, 2002-10-26 at 08:24, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Kevin Ryde wrote:
> > Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:
> > >
> > > Comments?
> >
> > Is it still true that global variables exported from a dll must have a
> > dllimport directive for applications?  AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL would
> > perhaps indicate a package has addressed this issue (by whatever
> > means) and is therefore dll safe.
> While this is required by MSVC, to my knowledge, it is not required by
> Cygwin or MinGW anymore since binutils takes care of it automatically.

AFAIK, only cygwin has completely seamless support. Complex array 
exports - like long long variables - won't reference properly without a
runtime fixup by the loader. Mind you, as I'm not on the mingw lists, I
may be out of date.


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