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RE: Where can I get Cygwin 20.1b?
- To: 'Carl Thompson' <cet at carlthompson dot net>, Bradley Smith <brad2010 at hotmail dot com>
- Subject: RE: Where can I get Cygwin 20.1b?
- From: Michael Nelson <mikenel at iapetus dot com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 18:52:06 -0400
- Cc: Cygwin List <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
> That's a complicated question. Essentially, the MS engineers
> were on crack
> when they designed Windows DLLs.
> [long discussion]
Use of dllimport is unnecessary, just link with the import lib.
> PPS: I've heard you can do the same thing using separate
> ".DEF" files,
> but I don't know about that.
This is what most people do.
> PPPS: None of this is necessary with reasonable operating
> systems, such
> as Unix or Linux. The compiler and linker automatically export
> and import all externally visible symbols when building or using
> DLLs (shared libraries). You don't even need a separate import
The drawback with "reasonable" operating systems is that all of your
internal guts are exposed to the world. For some that is a disadvantage.
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