A dumb question about static libs ?

John Emmas johne53@tiscali.co.uk
Fri Oct 3 18:25:00 GMT 2008


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher Faylor"
>
> No, because it wouldn't work.  This has nothing to do with static vs.
> dynamic.  While the format of a .a file may be similar that doesn't
> equate to object file interoperability.  Cygwin's nm and ar commands
> could theoretically read archives from a number of other operating
> systems.  That doesn't mean that the objects that are in the archive
> could be linked in.
>
> cgf
>
Thanks Christopher.  That's pretty much what I thought but it was worth 
asking.

John

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