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digitalmars.D - What to do about implicit linking with D DLLs that import Phobos

It turns out implicit linking with D DLLs which import certain Phobos
modules does not work.

First, example which works:

[dll.d]  -> initialization and entry point

[mydll.d] -> exports a single function 'foo' (P.S. you don't need a
.def file if you export your functions via the export keyword)

[driver.d] -> app that will use the DLL

We compile the DLL, generate an import library and .di header files :
dmd -ofmydll.dll mydll.d dll.d -H -L/IMPLIB

Then we compile the app:
dmd driver.d -I. mydll.lib

Everything works fine! If you delete the DLL the app will not run,
which is what you want.

Now, inside mydll.d we add an import to another phobos module:
[mydll.d] -> updated mydll module

We compile the DLL again:
dmd -ofmydll.dll mydll.d dll.d -H -L/IMPLIB

We try to compile the app:
dmd driver.d -I. mydll.lib

And boom! Look:

OPTLINK (R) for Win32  Release 8.00.12
Copyright (C) Digital Mars 1989-2010  All rights reserved.
 Error 42: Symbol Undefined _D5mydll12__ModuleInfoZ
--- errorlevel 1

I've reported this here: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6019

But I'm not sure how this can be resolved, and I haven't seen bug
reports about it before or any discussions about it (please do provide
links if you know about discussion about this bug/behavior).
May 20 2011