[FFmpeg-devel] Binary compatibility for MinGW generated dlls

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Mon May 14 16:53:58 CEST 2007

Zuxy Meng wrote:
> To generate a .lib what you need only is a .def. If the .def doesn't
> contain ordinals then the .lib can't possibly reference symbols by
> ordinals....
I have just checked the VS documentation and you are absolutely correct: 
the ordinals are *NOT* mandated in the .def file. Of course, without 
them we assume the runtime linker on Windows is as fast as on Linux...

So all that is needed is a wee script to remove the ordinals from the DEF.

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