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From: Roland (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-23 06:56:04

Sorry for breaking into this discussion.

> > When a DLL is opened, Windows will implicitly call the exported
> > initialization function. Whether or not your compiler uses this to run
> > static initializers is up to the compiler vendor.
> Understood. What happens in practice, say on VC?

This is the responsibility of the C-Runtime library. The static constructor
list is getting called from the
which is the "true" entry point of the DLL. DllMain is getting called then in turn
from within _DllMainCRTStartup.

( Please also note that DllMain is called BEFORE the runtime library has been


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