!RE: [PATCH] gcc3/ld patch for direct-linking-to-dll andauto-importsupport

Ralf Habacker Ralf.Habacker at freenet.de
Tue Sep 9 14:52:01 CEST 2003

> > > I've tried that with your testcase and it seems to work.
> > >
> > What gcc release you are using ?
> I tested with mingw builds of 3.3.1 and last weeks GCC-head (3.4). They put
> readonly data into .rdata$ sections if -fdata-sections but in .text otherwise.
> You're correct, though, it is is different in 3.2.x
> > It seems that gcc3.2 (which is the recent
> > cygwin release) does not support this. (See the ! below)
> > Are there any other gcc options to archive this ?
> Not that I know of. A -mrdata-in-rdata :) switch would be handy.
What should we do ?

1. wait until gcc 3.3 is in the cygwin net distribution and forgot this patch.

2. Apply this patch as it is.

3. Extend this patch with .rdata$ support like you have done and apply this all
to ensure propper working for current and further gcc3 release.

I would prefer solution 3. Any objectivies ?


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