Why a foo.dll.a generated when i build shared lib foo.dll or foo.exe file?

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Why a foo.dll.a generated when i build shared lib foo.dll or foo.exe file?

Chaos Zhang
Hi,all,

I am working on transferring an existed make project into cmake, and the platform is MinGW(32 bit) on windows. The make flow to build foo.dll or foo.exe would not generate  foo.dll.a, but when i use CMake, this generated. I was wondering if this foo.dll.a is necessary, and if it is not necessary, what can i do to avoid generating this file.

Thanks a lot,
Chao