atoi() missing on Win98, perl extension breaks

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jan 11 12:20:00 GMT 2005

On Jan 11 08:59, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> Jacek Piskozub wrote:
> >Gerritt wrote,
> >>$self->{LIBS} = [q{ -L/lib/w32api -lnetapi32 -lwininet -lversion -lmpr 
> >>-lodbc32 -lodbccp32 -lwinmm -lstdc++ -lole32 -loleaut32 -luuid 
> >>-lcomctl32 -lgdi32 -lcomdlg32 -lntdll }];
> >
> >>Now the question is which of these libs can be removed and which needs
> >>to stay?
> >
> >I believe the real underlying cause is that /lib/w32api/libntdll.a 
> >contains a atoi function header (I see that in 
> > 
> >together with a zillion other WinNT/2K/XP functions). This is wrong 
> >because Win9x have only a very limited set of functions in ntdll.dll.
> Yes, I thought it is a w32api bug at first too.  Who is the maintainer
> of w32api?

The MingW team.  However, the symbols in ntdll.def are there already for
a long time and they are apparently ok even though it rolls up my toe nails.
Also, the fact that 9x has only a limited set of functions in this DLL
doesn't mean that the NT symbols shouldn't be present.

Explicit linking against ntdll is the problem here.  I guess the "right
thing" would be to link against -lcygwin first.


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