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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 18:59:07 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Ralf Habacker <Ralf DOT Habacker AT freenet DOT de>
CC: Kde-Cygwin <kde-cygwin AT kde DOT org>, Binutils <binutils AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>,
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Subject: Re: ordinal linking for cygwin ld
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Ralf Habacker wrote:

> Ralf Habacker wrote:
>>I'm thinking about creating to areas, an internal and an external.
>>New releases of kdelibs and perhaps kdebase for example are build together. So
>>ordinal linking is not problem. -> internal area. Any other app may
>>be linked by name -> external area.
> That would cause the second solution I have told, normal import library and
> using a special linker switch for using ordinal linking.

Yeah, I think I like this -- but it should be used carefully in 
foundation libraries like KDE (and Gnome), and only where you're 
guaranteed that the ordinal-linked apps/dlls will always be upgraded 
together.  The potential for muck-up is high...


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