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Subject: RE: ordinal linking for cygwin ld
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 19:08:54 +0200
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> Ok, I see what it does. Doesn't it have to do that for each reference to
> the auto-imported variable?

For each auto-imported variable an IMAGE_IMPORT_DESCRIPTOR and an
IMPORT_THUNK_DATA element is necessary.

> If so, then heavy use of an imported variable could make the
> INT and IAT quite large - and lots of fixups
> needed.

Yes, these are the costs.

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