Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: FB install questions.
Author Olivier Mascia
On 10/03/2004 0:58 GMT+1, barfingdog2004 wrote:

> Ok Helen. I've been hung up on the idea that I
> should be able to call the API directly, like I do
> the functions in the one DLL I've built, and the
> DLL's I've used in my very limited experience with
> Windows.

You can do so. The API is not trivial though.

> I now understand that that isn't going to happen
> with Firebird's API. What is the motivation for
> shipping a DLL that requires loading the library,
> then assigning a pointer to each function one wishes
> to use?

That is not the case it you link straight with the import library. You
then call API entry-points directly from your code.

Best Regards,
Olivier Mascia