Broken header dirent.h

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jul 14 08:49:00 GMT 2014

Hi Ryan,

On Jul 12 13:53, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please CC me in replies, I'm no longer a list member.

Given the massive amount of mail on this list I can see your point... ;)

> I recently tried to use <sys/dirent.h> in a C++ program and got linker
> errors. Turns out the header is neither C++-aware (extern "C") nor
> cygwin-aware (_EXFUN).

It doesn't have to be.  Including <sys/dirent.h> is not meant to be done
in application code.  The POSIX header is <dirent.h>, not <sys/dirent.h>:

If you include <dirent.h>, your linker problems should go away.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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