RFD: gettext, iconv, packaging...

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Tue Jun 18 14:02:00 GMT 2002

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> If only these two tools are using cyggettext*.dll and the other one,
> why not linking statically against them?  I don't see a reason to
> have dlls hanging around for that purpose.

No, you got it backwards.  There are only two programs -- the two MAIN 
programs "gettext.exe" and "ngettext.exe" -- that DON'T use the 
cyggettext*.dll code.  There are 6 or so "development" oriented programs 
that DO use the code.  Why include duplicate code in all those programs 
if it can all be stored in a shared library?


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