-lc and -lm

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Fri Sep 8 07:01:00 GMT 2000

At 08:35 AM 9/8/2000, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Back in B18 when I started using Cygwin these libraries were stub libraries. 
>Is there a reason that they shouldn't be stub libraries instead of symlinks to
>cygwin runtime?
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Good question.  I remember a discussion on the topic of exactly what form 
these libraries should take in Cygwin back a long time ago.  I believe it 
was Mumit who suggested that these libraries could (and should) be symlinks
(I may not be remembering this correctly.)  Anyway, its my impression that
having libm.a and libc.a be symlinks to libcygwin.a is sufficiently 
problematic that it makes sense to explore other options.  

There.  Now that we have my opinion, someone can go ahead and fix the 

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