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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: telford
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 07:33:19 -0000

In gnu.misc.discuss David Kastrup <> wrote:
> In the case of dynamically linking a program, it is not the program
> that does the linking.  Instead links the program,
> entering the dynamic library symbol information into it, _before_
> chaining to the linked program.

> A program can't cause linking of itself by calling dlopen because an
> unlinked program is unfit for running.

But the program in question calls itself, it doesn't have to
use that particular linker, it could equally use some other runtime linker
or build itself up in phases or various other arbitrarily hazy behaviours.

        - Tel

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