Why create DLL with GCC/MinGW creates it with ".dll.so" extension?

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    Why create DLL with GCC/MinGW creates it with ".dll.so" extension?

    When I create a shared library with g++, it doesn't create a dll but a dll with ".so" at the end. Anyone know why this is? Can i just remove the ".so" extension or is it a diff. format? How do I get it to truly be ".dll"?

    EXAMPLE:

    gcc -shared -o Test.dll -c test.cpp

    creates:

    "libTest.dll.so"

    So it prepends with "lib" and appends ".so"

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    It doesn't on my machine. What version of gcc-mingw are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    It doesn't on my machine. What version of gcc-mingw are you using?

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    I finally got it to work. I was using Ant (and cc task). But the weird thing is I can only get it to work with gcc not g++. I had to add the settings "--kill-at" and "-oMYLib.dll" in the linker tag (wouldn't work anywhere else). Weird.

    Thanks for the reply!

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