libltdl vs System.loadLibrary

Anthony Green
Mon Nov 4 06:25:00 GMT 2002

Yesterday I spent some time debugging a problem I was having with

There are at least three places in libgcj which do some kind of mapping
from a short library name to a system library name, and none of them are
System.mapLibraryName(), which we don't implement.  I looked into
cleaning this up, but I'm confused about our use of libltdl.

What does libltdl buy us beyond ldopen/ldclose?  Could we just remove


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