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reply Cody Rose <rosecodym gmail.com> writes:
I'm trying to create a Windows DLL as described in the tutorial at
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/dll.html. I got the basic example working
fine, but if I try to get more complicated, it doesn't work. Specifically, I'm
trying to link another static library into my DLL (the project is called canto):

dmd -ofcanto.dll -L/IMPLIB canto.d dllmain.d canto.def IddParserD.lib

Based on the example given, this seems like it should work, but when I run it,
neither the .dll nor its implementation lib is created (even though DMD
reports no errors). A canto.obj was generated and I tried to use optlink
directly, but again no .dll was created.

Additionally, if I leave the .lib off the DMD command line, DMD reports link
errors (as it should) but then somehow builds a .dll and ATA.lib anyway (I
don't know why it's not naming the implementation library correctly).
(Naturally, these are not useful for anything.)

How am I supposed to do what I'm trying to do?
Aug 19 2010
parent reply Stanislav Blinov <blinov loniir.ru> writes:
  20.08.2010 1:04, Cody Rose wrote:

try using -L/IMPLIB:canto.lib

 I'm trying to create a Windows DLL as described in the tutorial at
 http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/dll.html. I got the basic example working
 fine, but if I try to get more complicated, it doesn't work. Specifically, I'm
 trying to link another static library into my DLL (the project is called
canto):

 dmd -ofcanto.dll -L/IMPLIB canto.d dllmain.d canto.def IddParserD.lib

 Based on the example given, this seems like it should work, but when I run it,
 neither the .dll nor its implementation lib is created (even though DMD
 reports no errors). A canto.obj was generated and I tried to use optlink
 directly, but again no .dll was created.

 Additionally, if I leave the .lib off the DMD command line, DMD reports link
 errors (as it should) but then somehow builds a .dll and ATA.lib anyway (I
 don't know why it's not naming the implementation library correctly).
 (Naturally, these are not useful for anything.)

 How am I supposed to do what I'm trying to do?
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Aug 20 2010
parent Cody Rose <rosecodym gmail.com> writes:
It doesn't change anything (other than now correctly naming the useless ATA.lib
canto.lib).

== Quote from Stanislav Blinov (blinov loniir.ru)'s article
   20.08.2010 1:04, Cody Rose wrote:

 try using -L/IMPLIB:canto.lib

 I'm trying to create a Windows DLL as described in the tutorial at
 http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/dll.html. I got the basic example working
 fine, but if I try to get more complicated, it doesn't work. Specifically, I'm
 trying to link another static library into my DLL (the project is called
canto):

 dmd -ofcanto.dll -L/IMPLIB canto.d dllmain.d canto.def IddParserD.lib

 Based on the example given, this seems like it should work, but when I run it,
 neither the .dll nor its implementation lib is created (even though DMD
 reports no errors). A canto.obj was generated and I tried to use optlink
 directly, but again no .dll was created.

 Additionally, if I leave the .lib off the DMD command line, DMD reports link
 errors (as it should) but then somehow builds a .dll and ATA.lib anyway (I
 don't know why it's not naming the implementation library correctly).
 (Naturally, these are not useful for anything.)

 How am I supposed to do what I'm trying to do?


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