WinMain in an own static lib -> _WinMain@16 undefined reference ?! ;.(

Williams, Gerald S (Jerry)
Thu Mar 4 15:38:00 GMT 2004

G.-B. Hauck wrote:
> g++ -mwindows -mno-cygwin -o test.exe test.o -L./ -lmaintest
> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-mingw32/3.3.1/../../../../i686-pc-min
> gw32/lib/libmingw32.a(main.o)(.text+0x9b):main.c: undefined 
> reference to `_WinMain@16'
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

This isn't specific to Cygwin. Modules are only pulled from a
library if something else refers to them (the underlying MINGW
run-time reference doesn't count!).

Try adding -u_WinMain@16 to the command line.


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