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On Mar 01, 2004 at 08:42 +0200, Asko Kauppi wrote:
> It would be good if someone with VC++ 6.0 actually did this.
> The reason: mingw/gcc eats VC++ .lib's quite nicely but VC++ does not 
> eat .a
> The other (perhaps better) alternative would be to provide both:
> 	.dll itself
> 	.lib for VC++
> 	.a	 for gcc
> If this is done by mingw anyways, it can use the dll itself as an 
> import library (oh, why won't MS programmers do it as easy?).  Anyone 
> know a way to generate .lib from mingw?

According to the mingw FAQ ( ), when mingw makes a
dll, it can make a .def file, which MS's "lib" tool can turn into a

Thatcher Ulrich