anyone know how to convert an existing visual C++ import library and dll into a cygwin one?

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Wed Apr 24 08:17:00 GMT 2002

At 05:00 AM 4/24/2002, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>I have a .dll and a .lib that work with visual C++ (Plus some headers that I have already ported) and I need to convert the dll and lib into something I can link in with cygwin gnu LD (version 2.11.90 is what ld -v says it is) Gcc is 2.95.3-5

The first approximation of this is to just add the import library to the 
link line.  It's far preferable to pass this as a parameter to gcc though.
Once you get this linked in, it may not run.  There are a few possibilities
as to why, the most significant being the possible clash of C run-times.
But, just take it one step at a time.

Of course, all of this becomes a moot point if the library you want to link
to has a C++ interface.  Currently, mixing libraries from different compilers
is only feasible with C calls.

Larry Hall                    
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