[geos-devel] GEOS and VC++ 2005

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sun Jan 8 21:06:16 EST 2006

On 1/8/06, Charlie Savage <cfis at interserv.com> wrote:
>  Understood about the C++ ABI and it not being stable.  Two things to
> consider though.
>  First, without the dllexport/dllimport you can't build the C API using VC++
> unless you combine libgeos and libgeos_c into one big dll - but that is not
> what is currently done with GCC (it can't be built as is with VC++ because
> libgeos doesn't export any symbols so there is nothing for libgeos_c to link
> against).


For what it's worth, I've always built the C and C++ api as one
DLL on windows, but you are right.  If we want to parallel unix
we would need to expose the C++ API, at least for SWIG
and the C DLL.

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