Winelib Program with DLL problem

Kevin Atkinson kevina at
Wed Dec 24 08:07:07 CST 2003

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:

> "Kevin Atkinson" <kevina at> wrote:
> > > Well yes they are decorated. This is the way the VC made them. I guess 
> > > they are not Decorated only if you use a .DEF file. If you export them 
> > > with __declspec(dllexport) they are exported decorated.
> > 
> > You are correct.  If I use a .def file WITH the @ decorations that I get 
> > linker errors.  If I use a .def with just the names they are exported 
> > without the @, EVEN if they are still declared with dllexport.  Very 
> > strange.
> I'm tempted to say that it's a MS' linker bug. But I'm afraid that there are
> lots of applications build that way (using __declspec(dllexport)) and not
> a .def file.
> You could try to add decorations to the stdapi exports in the .spec file
> in order to workaround that. Or even add the decoration twice. You have
> to try it actually and look at the generated .spec.c file to see what
> happens in reality.

So are you saying that it is not possible to fix winbuild to deal with DLL 
witch only use __declspec(dllexport) to export their functions?


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