KDE_EXPORT question

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Apr 29 10:27:45 BST 2006

Andras Mantia wrote:
> I have a question regarding the above define. Why should every library
>define its own *_EXPORT and not use KDE_EXPORT directly? Is this

Because of Windows. On Windows, the LIBRARY_EXPORT macro is defined either 
to KDE_EXPORT or to KDE_IMPORT, depending on whether you're building that 
library or just using it.

And since you can only build one library at a time, there's at most one 
_EXPORT that is defined as KDE_EXPORT. All the rest must be KDE_IMPORT.

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