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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] Boost.DLL formal review is ending soon - submit your reviews
From: Klaim - Joël Lamotte (mjklaim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-12 15:29:44

On 12 July 2015 at 21:24, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The name of the library seems Windows specific, since DLL is the term that
> Windows uses for shared libraries. Would not Boost DLM ( for dynamic
> loadable modules ) or Boost Loadable Library be clearer ?

If I remember correctly, there was a long discussion about the naming of
the library before the majority seemed ok with DLL because it's explicitely
only about loading libraries, not "modules"(which is misleading)
nor "plugins" (which would require a lot more features).
The name, if my memory is correct, was not particularly thought to be about
the Windows context.
Other libraries also already took the other names like Boost.SharedObject
so it was not an option.

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