Cygwin lib files

DJ Delorie
Mon Jan 29 09:45:00 GMT 2001

> It ocurred to me that, if there were a .lib file for the cygwin dll,
> that it could be linked in with and used by VS6 exes that were
> compiled using the cygwin headers. 

Cygwin is more than just a library.  You can't build cygwin programs
with MSVC because MSVC will use the MS runtime; you need to use gcc to
use the cygwin runtime.  Plus, cygwin isn't a .lib and probably never
will be a .lib.  It's a .dll.

You can, however, use LoadLibrary to load the cygwin DLL and manually
initialize it and call *some* of its functions.

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