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Re: Will using cygwin help with back-linking?
Jay West wrote:
Did you see this?
No I didn't, but thanks! Actually, no, it doesn't answer my question. It
does ask the precursor to my question, which is how to create a dlopenable
module. I'm well aware of how to do that on unix, using exactly the commands
he listed (main executable with --export-dynamic, module with -fpic and
ld -shareable -dynamic). He is generally asking how to do that with cygwin,
but there's no discussion of exactly what with, and if, backlinking is
supported on a cygwin-ized windows machine.
I will gladly do the legwork of figuring out the specifics of how to do it
on cygwin, but I was hoping someone could at least point me down the right
path. Let me be more specific, I see two alternatives:
You don't have to, I did it already.. =)
So I guess in the final analysis there are two specific questions: Does
cygwin-based windows take care of backlinking, and if so with what
tool/method, and is it's method compatable with libtool in a transparent
way on Unix vs. Cygwin/Windows?
Shortly no. Longer answer is yes it does.
I rember writing a few articles about this...
Basicaly thing goes so that you compile (but not link) needed files,
generate needed .lib:s and then link whole thing.
Note that you can export symbols from .exe in same way.
Here is few pointers:
And bad news is: libtool can't handle this (at least not to my knowledge).
Because this is strictly windoze specific, this is also a offtopic of
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