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Re: cygwin part of pseudo-relocs patch

On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 03:51:39PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
>Saturday, 14 September, 2002 Christopher Faylor wrote:
>CF> On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 10:38:20AM +0400, egor duda wrote:
>>>This is an updated cygwin part of pseudo-relocs patch.  Relocations are
>>>performed inside of cygwin1.dll, as Chris suggested, and it seems to
>>>work ok in case of one dll referencing another one.  After new binutils
>>>package is released, it can go into cygwin release.
>CF> Sorry for the long delay in reviewing this.  As the mantra goes "I've
>CF> been incredibly busy".  I could tell you just how busy I am but I don't
>CF> have time right now.  Anyway, I thought that this patch would take some
>CF> time to review so I've been avoiding it.
>CF> As it turns out, it took very little time at all.
>CF> It seems to be ok, as far as I can tell, but I would prefer it if you
>CF> would use the cygwin_internal interface for adding new cygwin-specific
>CF> functionality.  That can allow a program to gracefully degrade when
>CF> a feature is not available rather than popping up an "entry point not
>CF> found" dialog.
>This entry point was added intentionally, to diagnose the case
>when application, linked using --enable-pseudo-relocs, is linked
>(statically or dynamically) with a runtime which doesn't support such
>relocations. Actually, i don't see the way for application to handle
>such situation in other way than simply exiting with some kind of
>"fatal error" message.

Which is much more graceful than displaying a dialog box.


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