On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 02:58:54AM -0400, Chuck McDevitt wrote:
> Actually, the more I look at it, I realize it was correct before
> We want to link against readline.lib and history.lib, but the ones in
> the GnuWin32 distribution are broken.
> The .lib files are made from the .def files, which are supposed to list
> the exports, but don't.
> They can be made from commands like this:
> lib /machine:i386 /def:readline.def
> lib /machine:i386 /def:history.def
> But that only works if the .def files list the routines you want
> exported.
> It's easy enough to add the few we use by hand, but I'm not sure why
> they aren't there.
> Adding them, running those lib commands, allowed me to link with no
> errors or warnings.
> Maybe I need to do some research on readline... this seems more
> complicated than I expected.
> Does no one else use readline on Windows?  Is the Gnuwin32 readline a
> fraud?  I just don't know.

The libs for MSVC are certainly broken. I've filed a bug with the gnuwin32
project, though I'm unsure if they'll fix it (the other bug filed against
readilne has been open since march 2006 with no comment).

Can you check if your manually linked version works in non-US locales? If
you can't check, can you email me (offlist) with the binary (and the DLLs)
and I can run a test here. If they *have* fixed the issue so it works in
non-US locales, it's certainly worth expending some time making it work...


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