.dll.a, .dll files and other questions

Hans Horn hannes@2horns.com
Fri Dec 6 08:42:00 GMT 2002


thanks a lot!
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/dll.html seems to be indeed up-to-date!

However, I strongly recommend to wipe or update related sections on
http://cygwin.com/docs.html, just to avoid future confusions!

Now that we straightened that one out, we can get to more interesting

I want to build an dll that uses Win32 global hooks.
With the dll built under MS Visual Studio, I use dlltool on it to create a
.dll.a from it and link it with my app under cygwin, everything works!

When I build the dll directly under cygwin (what I really want to do, as I
don't have VisualStudio!) using the instructions from
and link it with my app, it does NOT work!

Are there any restrictions under cygwin about the kinds of dlls that can be


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