-lc == -lcygwin in the next release?

Larry Hall lhall@rfk.com
Wed May 12 06:26:00 GMT 1999

At 05:57 PM 5/11/99 -0500, Mumit Khan wrote:
>On Tue, 11 May 1999, Chris Faylor wrote:
>> Does anyone mind if I get rid of libcygwin.a in the next release
>> and just call it libc.a?  Then when it is copied to /whatever/lib
>> it will work correctly when it is used on a command line.
>I just suggested something similar in a post to cygwin list. The current 
>situation causes gratuitous problems that can be solved by simply either
>linking libcygwin.a to libc.a or renaming libcygwin.a to libc.a. Either
>way, please please remove the newlib libc.a.

I like the idea of renaming the .a but leaving a symlink to libcygwin.a.
This makes the "inadvertent" use of -lc work as expected but clues in 
anyone developing cygwin that libcygwin.a maps to libc.a.  I think that
would help avoid confusion for everyone without adding a stitch of

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