[fpc-pascal] FPC linker oddity

patspiper patspiper at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 23:12:03 CEST 2015

On 21/06/15 23:58, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 21/06/15 22:20, patspiper wrote:
>> So what should be done to remedy the Windows case when $LINKLIB is used,
>> that is unless $LINKLIB is not to be used with Windows?
> {$linklib xxx} can be useful on Windows if you have a DLL that has an
> initialisation routine that you want to be run, but you're not calling
> any code from it.
Then maybe the programmer's manual (section 7.1.1 Declaring external 
functions or procedures) needs to be corrected as it mentions that
Procedure ProcName (Args : TPRocArgs); external ’Name’;
is equivalent to:
{$LinkLib ’Name’}
Procedure ProcName (Args : TPRocArgs);external;

But in fact $Linklib doesn't work on Windows whereas external 'name' does.


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