solib: URL patch

Jeff Sturm
Wed Aug 13 17:23:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Andrew Haley wrote:
>  > Does there need to be any CNI mechanism for this?  Or is Java's
>  > Class.forName() etc. adequate to load/invoke the solib?
> I wouldn't have thought so, no.  At present we have a direct way of
> invoking Java methods in a shared object from C++ code; do we want to
> destroy that ability?
> Unless, as was suggested, we alter the C++ compiler to use the
> indirect dispatch scheme...

I don't have a strong opinion.  Indirect dispatch is probably less
important for CNI than Java code, but someone may have a good
reason for needing/wanting it.

>  > I'd marginally prefer "sharedlib:" over "solib:".
> DSO is becoming the de facto name, AFIAA.  "dso:" might be best of
> all.

That might be a little surprising to Windows users, but yes, I tend
to prefer dso: over solib: as well.


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