Announce: FlexDLL, flexible DLLs under Windows

Christopher Faylor
Wed Nov 21 18:46:00 GMT 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 04:25:31PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 21 November 2007 16:07, Alain Frisch wrote:
>>   (Altough at this point, one
>> could also imagine that Cygwin supports another binary format for
>> dynamic libraries, e.g. ELF, which can deal with unresolved symbols
>> natively.)
>  Not an unreasonable idea, but very hard to make work when we really want
>cygwin apps to basically be windows apps; I can't see how cygwin could support
>e.g. an ELF loader and yet still be able to launch cygwin apps from cmd.exe
>rather than having to fire up bash or whatever.

It could theoretically do that if it had it's own loader for ELF binaries.


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