aliabdin at aucegypt.edu
Sun Dec 24 20:48:16 PST 2000
On 24 Dec 2000 12:08:58 -0800, Ralph Giles wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Dec 2000 20:24:39 Michael Smith wrote:
> > That'd be good. Is there a good/well designed library for cross-platform
> > dynamic loading, so we could just use that instead of a heap of
> > platform-specific implementations?
> Perhaps a better dependency would be glib. At least, it's more widely
> distributed on *nix. The dynamic module code is actually quite small and
> nicely modularized, so compiling in a special subset is also a reasonable
> option, as is porting just that part to other OSs.
> The current stable version supports any system with dlopen(), shl_load()
> (HP-UX), and Win32. Ports exist (and will be in v1.4) for OS/2 and BeOS.
> Adding classic MacOS support to just the gmodule code would be pretty
There won't be a glib 1.4 - After the 1.3 series, it will go straight to
2.0 (the new "stable" branch)
> Other options I know of are libtdl from GNU Autotools (not widely ported,
> I think) and the loader in Xfree4, which apparently is quite low level;
> when we were looking at this for ghostscript, we decided it would be a
> pain to maintain a fork of it.
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