Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] WS_DLL_PUBLIC only works for files with registered protocols
From: Neil Piercy <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 08:14:33 +0000
> > The WS_DLL_EXPORT mechanism
> 
> Presumably you mean WS_DLL_PUBLIC?
[NPP>] Sorry, yes.

> > seems to only actually export the symbols in libwireshark.dll from files (in
> epan/dissectors) that contain registered protocols: files which contain pure
> helper functions (to share amongst several plugins) do not get those
> functions exported (but they are in the .lib).
> 
> Do the header files declaring only pure helper functions include
> "ws_symbol_export.h"?
[NPP>] Yes - but even with that the symbols did not show in the DLL (but were global in the .lib). Adding a (dummy) register function to the file and moving it to the registered dissector files part of the makefile made the symbols show up (both steps were needed). Very strange: I certainly don't understand why.

Neil





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