Linking with Borland C

Paul Garceau
Tue Sep 15 19:33:00 GMT 1998

Hi folks,

On 14 Sep 98, at 17:49, the Illustrious Félix Valado Pomarinho wrote:

>  Hello,
>  I'm more or less aware of the troubles linking gcc DLL's using
> VC++. I am trying to use a gcc DLL created with the dllhelper utility in a
> program that's compiled using Borland C and I'm having a lot of problems.
>  1) Is there any known solution to this problem? 

	There was a method noted here in the last couple of weeks on how to 
generate MS compatible .dlls using Gnu-Win32, that had been tested.  You 
might want to take a look at the archives for the information.

	In terms of Borland C, it has always been able to understand the MS 
.dll.  So, if you generate a .dll that MSVC can understand, then Borland C 
can probably understand it as well.

>  2) If it not possible the dynamic linkage, can I get some kind
> of static library (such as .lib) out of gcc, so I can link it using
> Borland C?

	Afaik, you can not generate .lib files easily via Gnu-Win32.  As far as 
linking is concerned, I believe that Borland/Win32 only recognizes the MS 
and Borland type .lib files.  You would probably be best served by generating 
an MS compatible .dll to use with Borland.

	I hope this helps.


		Paul G.

Information Systems Consultant
NewDawn Productions
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