Questions about windows support

torhu no at spam.invalid
Mon Feb 20 19:11:01 PST 2012

On 21.02.2012 04:08, torhu wrote:
> On 20.02.2012 22:36, Benjamin Thaut wrote:
>>  2) Will dmd support exporting/importing data symbols from dlls? I know
>>  there is a patch that does the data symbol address patching from the
>>  runtime but thats a feature that should be supported by the compiler
>>  directly in my eyes.
> Importing data symbols works just fine both in DMD and GDC. At least it
> did a couple of years ago. Can't remember if I've tried exporting, but I
> wouldn't be surprised if it worked.
> You don't need to do anything special to get it working, just use
> declare the data as 'export extern extern (C)' in your D code.  For D2
> prefix that with '__gshared'.  Not very elegent, but it does work.

I should mention that 'export' also works for importing.  It does the 
job of both '__declspec(dllimport)' and '__declspec(dllexport)'.

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