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RE: [PATCH] libtool patch for direct-linking-to-dll

> On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 08:13:16AM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >I didn't realize it was a patch to rip out all of the import-lib
> >building stuff, and replace it with the new link-to-dll support.
> I've been blissfully trying to avoid libtool discussions but I have to
> ask my standard question of "what about hybrid libraries which contain
> import symbols and actual linkable objects, like the cygwin DLL".
> I assume that this has been discussed but it's hard for me to believe
> that any discussion would end with "We won't worry about them, then".
> That seems to be counter to what libtool is all about.
1. As far as I know there is no way to build hybrid libraries with libtool; only
shared or static libs are allowed, so generating hybrid libraries will not be
possible with libtool.

2. Linking to non-libtool generated hybrid libraries will be no problem, because
for libtool they will be recognized as standard import libraries.
Linking to non libtool created dlls with a symbolic link as import lib
replacement (the new scheme) will be recognized as dll, which will be no problem


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