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Re: Running a program using a DLL under Cygwin

Greetings, Yucong Sun! pretty please...

> I think symlink is a cygwin thing.  Windows won't find that DLL (just
> like you won't find it using windows explorer.)

Unless he have created a Windows symlink, that is correct.
Explorer, however, may find it, as Cygwin symlinks are Windows LNK files.

> Windows only support loading DLL from project directory, or  system32
> as far as I know.

That's not correct. Windows can be told to load DLL's from multiple places,
and you can add to that by registering your DLL in AppPaths registry key.

But a bottom point of the issue is that the OP's project is poorly designed
and needs a rework in the part of finding and loading custom plugins
(I suppose).

There should be no need to move DLL's around, least to place them in a shared
location like user's ~/bin...

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Thursday, October 8, 2015 18:08:16

Sorry for my terrible english...

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