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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [drlvm] linking with runtime libraries on windows
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:28:29 GMT
Alexey Varlamov wrote:
> Hi all,
> Looking on HARMONY-3964 "[drlvm][build] missing MSVCR71D.DLL
> dependency for debug builds", I'm surprised to realize that only GC
> dlls in VM ever depend on MSVCR*.DLL, no matter release or debug.
> All the rest of VM is linked against static LIBCMTD.LIB so every dll
> carries it's own copy of C runtime, with independent heaps and static
> data! Now it explains all that troubles with bad frees in
> HARMONY-3772, and why each dll has to disable assert dialog
> individually (HARMONY-4715). I've just tried fully dynamic build and
> indeed all these problems are gone.
> I guess why it was done so, and the only reason I could think of is
> historycal. Does anyone knows other explanation? Otherwise I believe
> the build must be fixed to link with MSVCRxx.DLL always. Especially as
> we already redistribute them with classlib.

I agree very much that dynamic build would be much better. The only 
reason why it wasn't done I think is that it just wasn't easy to do this 
in the current ant based build system. If you can do it please go ahead 
and commit!

BTW don't forget about windows x86_64.


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