"Phil Tomson" wrote:

> I tried building Ruby from source on Windows using MSVC++ today.  I
> notice that a dll gets built: msvcrt-ruby18.dll
>
> I've got a couple of questions about this:
> 1) how does this dll differ from the standard msvcrt.dll that comes
> with Windows?
> 2) can't I just statically link so there is no dependence on this dll?
>
> I'm planning to embed Ruby into a C program.  I want to build one
> standalone executable; I'd rather not have to ship a dll file as well.
>

1)  Not related.  msvcrt-ruby18.dll is the ruby runtime when linking with
    msvcrt-ruby18.lib.

2)  Yes.  In your build directory you should have msvcrt-ruby18-static.lib
    to link with.


daz

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