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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-29 18:05:44

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Somewhere in builtin.jam, I see
> declare-type NT : STATIC_LIB : a : LIB : main ;
> Hmm.. One thing sure: borland compiler won't work
> with it (I'm just adding support for it). So, why this
> line is there? Is ".a" a common suffix for gcc on NT?

For Cygwin GCC, that's right.

> In this case, will be need to be able to determine suffix
> based on os/toolset combination?

It's not required, but desirable. You can optionally generate import
libraries with Cygwin GCC, and those should have extension
".dll.a". Believe it!

David Abrahams
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