Creating Static Libraries

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Wed Apr 3 08:14:00 GMT 2002


Right.  If you want a static library, you have to build one.  An import 
library is not the same as a static library.  In general, there's no reason 
you can't build a static library of you want one. 

Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX



At 10:46 PM 4/2/2002, Suhanthan Vanniyasingam wrote:
>Hi Larry,
>
>Thankyou for your reply.
>
>I'm asking can we create static libraries(LIBs) rethar than dynamic
>libraries(DLLs). I think the import library cannot be used alone as a static
>library. Is it?
>
>Thank You,
>
>Regards,
>Suhanthan, V.
>
>Suhanthan Vanniyasingam
>www.eRunway.com
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) [mailto:lhall@rfk.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 9:54 PM
>To: Suhanthan Vanniyasingam; 'cygwin@cygwin.com'
>Subject: Re: Creating Static Libraries
>
>
>At 02:47 AM 4/2/2002, Suhanthan Vanniyasingam wrote:
> >  
> >Hi,
> >
> >I'm new to cygwin. I have found that we can create DLLs using 
> >Cygwin. So What abouts *.lib s? 
> >
> >Is there any relationship between *.a created with cygwin and *.lib? 
>
>
>Yes.  If the *.a is an import library (stubs referencing a DLL) rather than
>a static library, the format is the same as the *.lib.
>
>
> >Is it possible to use these *.a libraries with VC++?
>
>
>Generally, so long as you don't use dynamic memory (or if you do, you need
>to
>be very careful about freeing it in the same library as it's allocated - 
>better to just stay away from it).
>
>
>
>Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
>RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
>838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
>Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX


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