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Re: cyg/lib DLL naming
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 11:28:16 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: cyg/lib DLL naming
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:44:31PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun 16 14:30, Peciva Jan wrote:
> >> > As AGO pointed out, searching for libfreetype.dll is non-portable,
> >> > dangerous, and silly.
> >> [...]
> >> If I skip all offensive words, I have to thank you for the discussion.
> >Oh my, Igor, why are you so offensive all the time? May a hippo fall
> >on you(*)!
> For the record, I think the offensive words were along the lines of:
> OP>You are missing the point.
> Igor>No, I think you are missing the point.
Were they? There's another interpretation, too:
"If I skip all offensive words /that come to mind/, I have to..."
> Igor, go wash your mouth out with soap!
Now, what do web services have to do with this discussion?
> This thread was the classic example of "I'm trying to port my
> application. Please change the cygwin distribution to make that
Heh, why isn't this phrasing in the FAQ? With a short answer of "No." :-)
Note that this isn't even a porting question -- the application is just
buggy since it looks for a hard-coded DLL name to load dynamically. The
application itself isn't even a Cygwin application. Yikes.
> It reminds me of a commercial we have in this area where someone is
> trying to sell their house so they ask the police to temporarily reroute
> the interstate highway by the house so they get maximum visibility.
Well, they *could* require the user to temporarily uninstall Cygwin...
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