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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-18 08:14:29

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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
>>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.

Maybe.. In either case, Boost.Build core now allows to change
extension for python-extension only, if that can work. I guess
that we can declare this feature available, and whether to use
it (and use "so" suffix on Gygwin) is up to you.

I hope you'll be able to give your attention to the "flags" rule and
finish it? That's quite independent piece, so everything is in your hands.

- Volodya


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