A dumb question about static libs ?
Fri Oct 3 18:16:00 GMT 2008
I'm sure this'll seem obvious to those of you who are more experienced
with Cygwin than I am - but to me, it seems like a pretty reasonable
I understand that Cygwin isn't an emulator and therefore it can't run a
standard Linux executable. I also understand why a Linux shared object
can't be used with Cygwin as if it was a DLL.
But what about static libs? I've noticed that if I use Cygwin's nm.exe
I can list the contents of a Cygwin static lib. However, it also happily
lists the contents of a conventional Linux static lib. So assuming (a) that
the given Linux library was built for the right processor - and assuming
(b) it's the right library for any associated header files, could it be used
in building a Cygwin app? Anyone ever tried this?
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