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Re: C# support for automake

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: C# support for automake
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 13:22:21 +0100
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > Yes. I think only the strong names of dependencies are hardcoded into
> > .dlls and .exes, not the paths where to find them.
> So people rely on installed paths being default-findable by the engine?

Yes. People install all libraries into $prefix/lib.

> Hmm.  This sounds like pretty much the same requirements as for Debian's
> libtool (with link_all_deplibs=no) and
>   hardcode_direct=no
>   hardcode_automatic=no
>   hardcode_minus_L=no
>   hardcode_shlibpath_var=unsupported (?)
> I say sounds, because I still don't like the idea of bringing the
> comparatively huge machinery that is libtool into play just for this
> task.

Me too. I don't see any point in bringing libtool into the game.

> OTOH, for a project that already uses libtool, adding a tag for
> CS would (in CVS libtool) mean only negligible overhead.

It would still cause big user confusion between C# dlls and native code
libraries (.la, .a, .so, .dll).


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