I just downloaded Juce 1.52 and attempted to build a DLL using the Visual Studio 2008 build and got the a bunch of errors like this:
Looking into the code (and after expanding the JUCE_PUBLIC_API define) it was lines like this that were causing the problem
The problem only arose on global functions that returned a reference rather than a value. The VC compiler didn’t like the placement of __declspec(dllexport)
I changed it to
And things seemed to compile just fine. If I bring back in the Juce defines, the code went from:
This fixed the problem. FYI, all these changes only had to take place in the juce_String.h and juce_String.cpp files.
I’m guessing this is a Windows only issue since the __declspec() doesn’t show up on other platforms. I haven’t tested anything with GCC. Not sure if attribute ((visibility(“default”))) will cause the same problem.
Perhaps a fix in the next release?