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Subject: Re: Move zlib up one level?
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 15:28:40 +1100
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
To: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: Move zlib up one level?


>
>
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>
> > Would there be any objections to my moving cinstall's zlib directory
to
> > the same level as bz2lib, i.e., making it winsup/zlib?
> >
> > I'd like to use some of its functionality in cygcheck.exe.
>
>
> Yeah, but isn't cygcheck a cygwin1.dll application?  That would mean
you'd
> need to (at least) compile libz.a twice anyway -- once as a cygwin
"app"
> and once as a native "app", right?

I don't see that being a *bad* thing. Having a single source dir is a
good thing regardless.

> Or can we build that static lib the same way both times (e.g. only
build it
> once) since *static* libs CAN have unresolved externals (like
"printf") and
> then trust the linker to "do the right thing" w.r.t. cygcheck and
setup?

Only if _all_ the defines used are identical .

Rob

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