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Mingw-w64 brings free software toolchains to Windows. It hosts a vibrant community which builds and debugs software for Windows while providing development environment for everyone to use.
It has forked mingw.org in order to move forward and provide 64bit support and support for new APIs and has brought countless improvements since its creation in 2007.
I would also like to continue using MinGW-w64 standalone builds for using GCC on Windows that I use for simulartaneously testing the Boost libraries using GCC and Clang (and MSVC of course) compilers on Windows. So I loudly join this plea for release of recent GCC releases, especially, for me, the most recent GCC 9 that contains important new constexpr code that provides vital improvements to the code that can be done at compile-time, making a massive run-time improvement (that is NO-time ;-) ) to...
headers: _FORTIFY_SOURCE: Allow to limit level for individual functions.
headers: _FORTIFY_SOURCE: Limit level for functions which work on raw memory.
My attempts directly link MSVC lib was not successful. But it was many yars ago. So, I used this stuff to convert, and it worked. Later I linked Borland libs directly. How the things going on now, I dont know. lib fromats might be changed. You simply have to try. I'be back in this business in few weeks, so I can share fresh expirience. But likely it will be libs to link dlls.
Well, having to link to sources outside MinGW64 are exactly my point :-). By the way, I thought MinGW and MinGW64 will be different in this reagrd. By the way, can I use Static Library created with MSVC on a project compiled with GCC on MinGW64? Or must I then use this Object File Converter from Agner Fog?
I tried it many years ago (may be with gcc 4). Obviously with something simple, not with C runtime. Fact that MinGW links do msvcrt.dll is very common knowledge: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28783079/mingw-and-msvcrt-dll-confusion https://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20140411-00/?p=1273 and may others...
Is there a guide what should I do? Namely from what format to any other format? Has anyone tried it? By the way, It shoudl be documented somewhere that MinGW64 basically links to the Dynamic Libraray of MSVCRT.
Likely it will be hardcore violation of the license, copyrights, etc. There https://www.agner.org/optimize/?e=0,34 is util, "Object file converter" you can try. But this idea- to link MS VC runtime statically - looks not good.
Does it mean I can't link static library generated by MSVC to a project compiled by GCC on Windows 64 targeting x64?
How could one, using MinGW64, link to the static Microsoft C Run Time Library? Basically I'm after the equivalent of /MT in Visual Studio in MinGW64. Thank You.