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Re: [Patch] skipping import libraries for performance reasons - direct auto-import of dll's

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 10:20:13PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:46:50PM +0100, Ralf Habacker wrote:
>>>3.  ld works more like the linux version.  There are only static
>>>archives and shared libraries which could be linked directly without
>>>the indirection of using import libraries.  This simplifies for example
>>>libtool handling.
>>I don't see how.  If anything it would complicate libtool handling
>>since libtool would have to know about both import libraries and dlls.
>>You can't just give up on import libraries, if for no other reason than
>>some libraries (like cygwin's for instance) contain a combination of
>>import data and static data.
>Yep.  I think this is better handled as follows:

Another thing that "would be nice" would be to speed up the handling of
import libraries.  It might not be necessary for ld to be as slow as
it is.


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