LoadLibrary error 487 (was Re: Please test latest developer snapshot)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Feb 28 20:15:00 GMT 2011

On Feb 28 14:49, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:01:46AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >(*) Actually I tried to reproduce the problem on Windows NT4, 2000, XP,
> >    2003, 2008, and W7.  Only XP was affected at all.
> I tried to reproduce on most of those and saw nothing too.  I just don't
> know what situation this will crop up in.  We don't check specifically
> for XP so we may be introducing weird hard-to-diagnose behavior.
> All strange behavior would be guaranteed gone if we loaded the DLL
> statically.  I wonder if we loaded the DLL statically and only removed
> on symbol from the autoload if it would help with any slowness in
> linking since we'd still be linking all of the symbols dynamically.

This speaks against loading winmm statically:


Why not test for XP specificailly and be done with it?


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