From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-20 16:23:07
Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
> What's the rationale for not prefixing shared libraries on Windows with "lib"?
1. It corresponds to how DLLs are specified to compilers,
"-lboost_thread", on various platforms. On Unix the "lib*" is added for
you, but on Windows it's not.
2. There would otherwise not be any way to distinguish the import
library file "boost_thread.lib" of the DLL from the static library of
the same library, "libboost_thread.lib".
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