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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] A little confused about Boost static/dynamic libraries
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-12 12:01:03


David Aldrich wrote:
> I am linking my MSVC-9.0 project to the Boost.Python library. The project is configured to use the 'Multi-threaded DLL' runtime library.
> When I link the project to Boost.Python, the linker evidently requires boost-python-vc90-mt-1_43.lib. But when I run the executable it loads boost-python-vc90-mt-1_43.dll.
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but why does the linker require the .lib file, when the runtime uses a dll?

boost-python-vc90-mt-1_43.lib is the import library for the dll.
This is needed because you can't like directly to a dll on windows.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

P.S. Please start a new thread instead of replying to an unrelated one.

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