Unable to create shared libraries with MinGW

Chris Saunders evas at mountaincable.net
Thu Mar 8 19:19:23 CET 2007

I do rename the file extension from "a" to "lib" but I don't think this is
required.  I don't know for certain but I believe any library built by MinGW
is useable by Visual Studio.

You are correct about which library file you need and just in case you
didn't know you must include gmp.h.

Chris Saunders

-----Original Message-----
From: gmp-discuss-bounces at swox.com [mailto:gmp-discuss-bounces at swox.com] On
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Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:52 AM
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Subject: Re: Unable to create shared libraries with MinGW

Chris Saunders schreef:
> I use static libraries built with MSYS and MinGW along with Visual Studio
> 2005 without problems.

Ah, that's good to know. I tried it without success, but I admittedly 
haven't tried very hard. From what I read on the Internet, it seemed to 
me that it wouldn't work.

Presumably I link my Visual Studio project with .libs/libgmp.a? Or do I 
need another file? Should I rename it to libgmp.lib or similar, .lib 
being the usual extension for Microsoft libraries?

Roel Schroeven

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on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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