Unable to create shared libraries with MinGW

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Fri Mar 9 10:27:19 CET 2007

Yes, it works now. Thank you very much!


Chris Saunders schreef:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Chris Saunders
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gmp-discuss-bounces at swox.com [mailto:gmp-discuss-bounces at swox.com] On
> Behalf Of Roel Schroeven
> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 10:52 AM
> To: gmp-discuss at swox.com
> 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?
> Regards,
> Roel Schroeven

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on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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