Add xdr support

Christopher Faylor
Sun Feb 14 19:12:00 GMT 2010

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 05:33:08PM +0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 14/02/2010 10:18, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>I don't know if that works, but it would be really cool if a single DLL
>>import lib like libcygwin.a could export symbols from different DLLs.
>>That way we could create a cygxdr1.dll which contains the XDR
>>functions, but which could be linked against by just the default
>>linking against libcygwin.a.
>Why would we do that?

Yeah, ditto.  It's an interesting idea but I was more thinking that this
would be something that was added to the command-line specifically, like,
e.g., a -lxdr .

However, on doing more research, I see that these functions are part of
the standard linux so, for my suggestion, it wouldn't make sense
to make it a separate library.

It would be kind of cool if we could keep, say, the pthread library in
a separate dll but, unfortunately, that boat has already sailed.


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