Thread: static linking and dll inclusion

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    static linking and dll inclusion

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    windows - mingw-w64 threads: posix vs win32 - Stack Overflow

    Someone says "You can always link gcc runtime and winpthreads statically, removing necessity of DLL inclusion.".

    I don't understand.
    Why linking statically would prevent DLL inclusion ?

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    Static linking one library would not prevent other DLL being included. But the static linking removes the need for that particular DLL.

    Do you understand that a statically linked library can replace a dynamically linked library?

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    It is similar to including the dll within the executable instead of outside.

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    Ok, statically linking a library means no DLL (dynamic link library) for that library.
    I think I got it.

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    What are great resources (videos, books) to learn about C compiling and linking ? I follow C courses, but they don't really talk about that. Thanks for helping !

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