Strange errors running gcc tests on Cygwin

Daniel Santos
Tue Mar 7 23:21:00 GMT 2017

On 03/07/2017 07:58 AM, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 3/6/2017 9:03 PM, Daniel Santos wrote:
>> On 03/05/2017 05:08 AM, David Billinghurst wrote:
>>> No.
>>> LD_LIBRARY_PATH is used by dlopen ().
>>> PATH is one of the locations searched by Windows when starting
>>> applications, see
>> Thank you for this clarification.  So load-time dlls are resolved (in
>> ntdll.exe or some such) using PATH and run-time dlls loaded with
>> dlopen() are resolved with LD_LIBRARY_PATH?  I'm obviously not intimate
>> with Cygwin's architecture, but I'm guessing that explicitly using
>> LoadLibrary is still going to use PATH.
> You're obviously not intimate with Windows either.  The search algorithm
> in Windows is more involved than PATH.  You need to study more.
My concern is with the dynamic portion of this behavior -- what is 
affected by environment variables.

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