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Re: mathlink and cygwin

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  • Subject: [mg55798] Re: [mg55725] mathlink and cygwin
  • From: "Virgilio, Vincent - SSD" <Vincent.Virgilio at>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 18:36:56 -0400 (EDT)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jose M. Martinez [mailto:martinez at]
To: mathgroup at
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 2:21 AM
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg55798] [mg55725] mathlink and cygwin
> Hello,
> I would like to know if there is any way to use mathlink to
> connect Mathematica with programs built with cygwin/gcc in windows.
> many thanks in advance for your help

I think it's not immediately possible; probably due to differences in
linkage conventions between the Microsoft compiler and gcc.  The
Mathlink libraries are compatible (compiled?) with the former and not
the latter.

I'm guessing now.  It seems like you should be able to work around this
by generating your own import libraries for Cygwin/gcc from the
Microsoft libraries using a tool like "pexports".  This link might be

Vince Virgilio

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