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Re: How to link with third party libraries using gcc

km4hr wrote:
Well, I think I'm about at the end of my road. My purpose for trying cygwin
was to see if it could insulate me from having to learn to program on
Windows. But if I've got to go to MSNBC (or whatever) or google the internet
to figure out the internals of Windows then that defeats my purpose.  I'm
too close to the end of my career for that. I have no interest in Windows

I am amazed at what the Cygwin programmers have accomplished. They're
obviously very capable programmers. But if I have to learn Windows to use
cygwin then what's the use?  I might as well just learn the Windows
programming tools. They're easy to use, or so I'm told.

I am glad cygwin enables me to run "vi" on Windows. That alone is very
useful. The Unix utilities are nice too!

Thanks for your suggestions.

I'm glad you found it useful.

I think you're proceeding from a false assumption about Cygwin though.
Cygwin is an emulation layer that will insulate your from much of the
differences between Windows and Linux if you work entirely within it's
confines.  It will insulate you somewhat if you straddle the line between
Cygwin and Windows.  You're in the camp of the latter because you're working
with a lib created on Windows for Windows by Windows tools.  If that's
a problem for you, you have the option of building the library from
source using Cygwin.  Then you will have none of the problems you were
noticing.  I expect that's not of interest (or possible) to you either
but I thought it worthwhile to point out.  You're still getting allot
of insulation, no matter how you look at it though.  You don't have
to learn the Win32 API or anything. :-)

Larry Hall                    
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> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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