[FFmpeg-devel] Binary compatibility for MinGW generated dlls

Steve Lhomme slhomme
Mon May 14 18:47:37 CEST 2007

Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> Zuxy Meng wrote:
>> To generate a .lib what you need only is a .def. If the .def doesn't
>> contain ordinals then the .lib can't possibly reference symbols by
>> ordinals....
> I have just checked the VS documentation and you are absolutely correct: 
> the ordinals are *NOT* mandated in the .def file. Of course, without 
> them we assume the runtime linker on Windows is as fast as on Linux...
> So all that is needed is a wee script to remove the ordinals from the DEF.

Indeed, that's a better option. And no need to have everyone update 
their dlltool (but if dlltool can be changed to remove them, it would be 
nice too).

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