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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-28 00:57:52

Beman Dawes wrote:

> "Neal Becker" <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> news:d4m2lg$v21$
>> Vladislav Lazarenko wrote:
>>> Greetings, dear developers.
>>> I have some simple idea to write platform independed library to provide
>>> users with ability to load DLL/SO files (i.e. to develop plugin system
>>> etc.). Is there any library in boost? I've found nothing. Maybe we need
>>> it? Let's discuss, I am interested in your comments. Thank you very much
>>> in advance.
>> Doesn't seem very boost-ish. I don't think everything that would be a
>> useful c++ library belongs in boost.
> I disagree - I think this library would be great for Boost, assuming the
> technical issues can be worked out.
> The C++ committee has also indicated an interest in such a library.
> Particularly if it can somehow paper over difference like some systems
> exporting all symbols by default, and others exporting no symbols by
> default,

What do you mean? If a shared does not export any symbols, there's nothing
you can do other than rebuilding it or modifying it to export something. Or
you have portable __declspec(dllexport)?

- Volodya

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