Announce: FlexDLL, flexible DLLs under Windows

Christopher Faylor
Wed Nov 21 01:57:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 06:44:43PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 20 November 2007 18:39, Reini Urban wrote:
>> 2007/11/20, Christopher Faylor:
>> ...
>>> Indeed, this is very interesting.  It sounds a little like the
>>> code in Cygwin which handles optional linking from dlls but it
>>> is obviously much more advanced.
>> Where should it go to?
>> Puttin it into libtool sounds nearest to me, to work around -no-undefined.
>(Without having actually specced out the implementation yet,) I don't
>see why we couldn't do this trick entirely in ld, with a support
>routine or two in libgcc.  It can't go entirely into libtool, I would
>have thought; it requires some additional code at runtime.

That sounds correct to me.  It seems to require some startup runtime
code.  You could conceivably put that in crt*.o.


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