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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 21:59:52 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Michael Ring <michael-ring AT t-online DOT de>, cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com
Subject: Re: New version of bzip2 uploaded to sourceware
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Charles Wilson wrote:
> 

> 
> 1) either the dll should not be stripped, or you should distribute an
> import lib libbz2.dll.a (I prefer *both* an unstripped dll *and* an
> import lib). I don't think it's possible to link directly to a stripped
> dll, so providing a stripped dll w/o import lib is not very useful.

This statement is wrong; sorry for spreading FUD on the list. ld *can*
successfully link directly to a dll that is stripped. So, I guess all
dll's should be shipped stripped.

--Chuck

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