libltdl vs System.loadLibrary

Andreas Tobler
Sun Mar 23 21:12:00 GMT 2003

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Nov  5, 2002, Tom Tromey <> wrote:
>    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Jeez, this was a *long* time ago! :-)
>>>>>>>"Anthony" == Anthony Green <> writes:
> Anthony> What does libltdl buy us beyond ldopen/ldclose?  Could we
> Anthony> just remove it?
>>I chose it early on.  I thought it would solve dlopen portability
>>problems for us.  (And maybe it does and we haven't noticed :-)
>>Alexandre Oliva (CCd) may have insight on the pros and cons of this
> I think the only portability wins would be on HP-UX and MS-Windows
> (and maybe Mac OS X, I'm not sure about this; it's been a long time
> :-).  Oh, and any platforms that don't support dynamic linking, that
> dlpreopen emulates nicely, up to a point.
Have a look @ libtool cvs, seems that darwin has some progress there.

How is progress on cvs libtool vs. gcc libtool?

Try to adapt a dylib (darwin) build for cvs soon, tomorrow.?


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