Linking with Borland C

Juergen Bausa jba@lfpt.RWTH-Aachen.DE
Mon Sep 21 01:21:00 GMT 1998

>I have successfully created a DLL and linked it with an
>app compiled by BC, but it is cumbersome business. The
>problem, as I see it, is that you cannot use the same .DEF
>files with BC and dlltool since the exported names are
>decorated differently by the different tools.

Dear Anders,

I am very interested in your post, since I was trying (nearly) the same
thing. However, it seems to me, that you only addressed the linking

I am using another gcc-port (rsxnt) where I had no poblem in creating an
import-library and linking to it (or, using LoadLibrary & GetProcAddress).
I took the X11-libraries from Sergej, used only the DLL's and Headers and
created my own Inport-Libraries, which I then linked to my rsxnt-gcc program.
However, it crashed on every call of an X11-function.

The real problem is to execute a function in a cygnus-made dll, that
uses functions like 'malloc'. I think these functions are not correctly
initialized when the dll is loaded by a non-cygnus program. So, my question 
is: Is your example still working if you use this function foo:

int foo(int n)

	int    i;
	double *a=malloc(n*sizeof(double));

	for(i=0;i<n;i++) a[i]=i;

	return i;

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