:::Windows compilation/linking question:::

Pathos pathos@vianw.pt
Thu, 17 Apr 2003 23:52:19 +0100

I finally got it right =), thankx for the help MingW actually worked.

It simply didn't before because i was using source already configured on
cygwin, with a fresh copy, it wen't just fine =).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Ryde" <user42@zip.com.au>
To: "Pathos" <pathos@vianw.pt>
Cc: <gmp-discuss@swox.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: :::Windows compilation/linking question:::

> "Pathos" <pathos@vianw.pt> writes:
> >
> > I'm having some problems using the gmp lib, i have WinXP, i use VS 6
> > and i compiled the sources on the latest cygwin with the
> > --host=windows flag.
> You mean you configured gmp with "--host=windows"?  I don't know what
> that would do.
> I wasn't aware that cygwin could build stuff that would work with
> msvc.  You're probably better off sticking solely to cygwin.
> > First of all the output file has a .a extension, i find that weird
> > since i read some posts on this mailling list and everyone, even on
> > windows, talks allways about .libs, maybe i did something
> > wrong. None the less, when i linked the .a file to the VS project i
> > didn't got a file corruption error, so i assume it must be the right
> > format.
> .a is the unix library format, intel/ms .lib is different (or at least
> it always was in the past).
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