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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-14 11:43:07

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> This is a real shame, because I think people expect cygwin dynamic
>> libraries to end with .so. However, it really seems as though Cygwin
>> isn't set up to allow that. In fact, I don't see any .so files in my
>> entire Cygwin tree... so addressing this whole thing may have been
>> premature.
> Eeh... so we need to use "dll" with Gygwin. I'm very surprised, but
> not been a cygwin user, will let you decide as you like.
> I still don't understand the reason for the linking problem.

I believe that without the .dll suffix, the file is treated by the
linker as though it were a .o file. Just a guess, though.

David Abrahams
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