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RE: How to link with third party libraries using gcc
You're right. I'm not listening. At least not entirely. The only thing I
really needed to hear was that this is an "incredibly tricky
and unreliable thing ... to do". Thanks for being up front about that!
Dave Korn wrote:
> On 29 June 2007 15:26, km4hr wrote:
>> computer. I have no idea how cygwin does that. But with all the complex
>> obstacles that the cygwin developers have obviously overcome it's
>> to me why something as seemingly ordinary as Windows libraries is so
> Because they are *windows* libraries, not *cygwin* libraries. The two
>> In just this one series of messages I've been told the
>> instructions in the cygwin user's guide make no sense.
> The instructions in the user's guide do not address the incredibly
> and unreliable thing you are trying to do.
>> Then I'm offered
>> several opinions about what I should do.
> No, you have been told the /same/ things by several people, but you just
> aren't listening.
>> It makes me wonder how Windows' own
>> programming tools are able to link with their own libraries if the
>> are so vague and haphazard.
> They aren't "vague and haphazard", they are precise, and explicit - and
> INCOMPATIBLE. Each standard is entirely consistent, but YOU ARE TRYING TO
> TWO DIFFERENT STANDARDS.
>> I guess I'll just add one more entry to the
>> list of things I can't comprehend about Windows. I'm ok with that
>> because I
>> don't care about Windows anyway.
>> Thanks again from enlightening me.
> Don't really think you've understood a word so far.
> Once more, I'll suggest you try thinking of it this way: how easy would
> find it to link a windows DLL into a program running on your unix box?
> Because that is equivalent to what you are trying to do.
> Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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