HTInit.c on Windows

I'm just tried to compile the latest version of the library with MSVC 4.0
and things seems to work fine except :

why isn't HTInit.c part of any DLL ? Should I just do a static-link with
it, or is its' omission from the DLLs a bug ? 

let's see, aha, it's done in order to reduce the application size, right ?
So the right thing for me to do is to duplicate those initializtion
functions I need from HTInit and leave the rest out.