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Subject: Re: [boost] Any interest in static plugins?
From: Dave van Soest (dsoest_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-03 15:17:05

Hi Christian, Robert, others interested,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this discussion. I'll try to
summarize your posts in this way: you both don't think it is possible to
create this static plugin functionality using static initialization and
get it working on every supported platform.

Well, I've already created a early version of this library and
successfully tested it on two different platforms with three different
compilers (two on each platform). I also think it conforms to the C++
standard in the way it uses static initialization (see my post dated
2009-11-30 14:00:54). Additionally I ran a successful test using shared
libraries and dynamic plugins. Unfortunately I currently don't have more
platforms and compilers to test the library with, but hopefully I will
soon find a way to do this.

I'm very much interested to learn whether this library will work on
other platforms, for example the platform Robert describes in his first
post to this thread.

My (now slightly adjusted) question still is: in the hypothetical
situation that this library works across all supported platforms, would
there be any interest to include it in Boost?

Best regards,
Dave van Soest

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