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From: Ross Johnson <>
Subject: Re: feature request: not need to specify PTW32_STATIC_LIB for static usage possible ?
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:56:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 1/11/2013 6:46 AM, Roger Pack wrote:
> On 2/20/13, Roger Pack <> wrote:
>>> Sounds like you wanted to address this to the list but I think you
>>> replied only to me.
>> oops, moving back on list...suggest the ML be modified so the default
>> reply-to is the ML :)
>>> In Linux, the usual 'static' qualifier on declarations controls
>>> visibility, regardless of dynamic or static linking but is restricted to
>>> a file (or perhaps more accurately a compilation unit). If this isn't
>>> convenient then GCC 4 and above recognise __attribute__
>>> ((visibility("hidden"))), and also "#pragma GCC visibility
>>> push(hidden)/#pragma GCC visibility pop" for block coverage in e.g.
>>> header files. Otherwise everything is visible by default.
>>> So I believe GNU can build a Windows dynamic or static library using the
>>> merged pthread.c after adding 'static' qualifiers where necessary, but I
>>> don't know off-hand if this works for MSVS. If it does, i.e. replace the
>>> need for _declspec(export/import), then we probably have a solution.
> I saw this the other day in a script that installs win32-pthreads:
> for file in 'pthread.h' 'sched.h' 'semaphore.h'; do
>    ed -s "$prefix/include/$file" <<< $'g/ __declspec (dllexport)/s///g\nw\nq'
>    ed -s "$prefix/include/$file" <<< $'g/ __declspec (dllimport)/s///g\nw\nq'
> done
> I'll admit that it is a bit frustrating to have to do
> for anything that ends up using pthreads...
> -roger-

The original intent was that the library would always be a DLL so the 
burden was placed on static link users to add the switch.

I don't like having references to linkage mode in header files but IIRC 
couldn't avoid it, so if anyone does have a way of avoiding it I'd be 

      reply	other threads:[~2013-11-01  0:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-02-15 18:36 Roger Pack
2013-02-19  1:03 ` Ross Johnson
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2013-02-20 17:01       ` Roger Pack
2013-10-31 19:46         ` Roger Pack
2013-11-01  0:56           ` Ross Johnson [this message]

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