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Re: naming convention of targets for Windows platform - why not use VC style?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:29:11 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 18 Feb 2009, Pierre Joye wrote:

>> Well "zlib-ssl-dll" as an example implies using zlib and ssl to create a
>> dll. libcurlMT.dll only mentions the memory model. Wouldn't it then be
>> called libcurl-zlib-ssl-MT.dll?
> Windows developers are not more stupid (or less smart) than unix users.

I don't think anyone suggested this had to do with cleverness or not. It was
about what to call the targets in the makefile. What is your suggestion?

> We do not have libcurl-feature1--feature2--feature3-mode1.lib/so in other
> platforms and I fail to see why we should have it on windows.

On almost all other platforms we run configure to setup what to build. We
don't on Windows and thus we need a different approach! We don't need it to be
particuarly different, we want it to be usable and understandable to windows

Received on 2009-02-18