On Wednesday 20 May 2009 09:26:51 Yara Fredmann wrote:
> I do know exactly what I'm asking!
Really? All the evidence of your posting to this thread would
suggest exactly the opposite!
> You do NOT know what you're answering.
Oh, I think Tuomo, (not Latto, as you addressed him), knew exactly
what he was answering; in fact, he was right on the money, in his
correction of *your* error. In summary, you said:--
> I issued the command
> gcc lex.yy.c -llibfl
and gcc failed to find libfl.a, (as it also did when you specified
it as `-llibfl.a'). You went on to say that this command *worked*
when you ran it on *nix. Well, pay attention: if it *did* work on
*nix, then it didn't find libfl.a; it found liblibfl.a, (unless
your *nix system is *seriously* screwed up). This is exactly what
Tuomo *correctly* pointed out, for the correct form of the command,
identically on *both* *nix and MinGW, is (as Tuomo said):--
gcc lex.yy.c -lfl
*provided* you have installed libfl.a into a *standard* library
directory, (which for MinGW, means C:\mingw\lib, if you have
installed in the standard location). If you haven't done this,
then you need to add a `-L path/to/lib', as Tuomo also suggested.
> Besides this mailing list is not for uNIX-systems;
No, it isn't. However...
> it's for Windows.
...neither is it for this! It *is* for MinGW and MSYS; the former
is a *nixy style compiler suite for MS-Windows, while the latter is
a *nixy CLI environment for the same platform.
> Read point number 2 in the list you pointed to.
And what, exactly, did you intend by this? The list to which you
> Most annoying abuses are:
> 1) Top posting
> 2) Thread hijacking
> 3) HTML/MIME encoded mail
> 4) Improper quoting
> 5) Improper trimming
You have accused Tuomo of a type 2 offence, which he is not, (there
is no thread being hijacked here). However, *you* have, yet again,
flagrantly committed all of type 1,3,4 and 5 offences; an excellent
strategy, if your aim is to make yourself gravely unpopular on this
mailing list, ultimately leading to your posts being ignored, (or,
if you piss me off enough, bounced).
Keith (list moderator).