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RE: Some fixes for cygwin

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: RE: Some fixes for cygwin
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 21:14:31 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 3 Jun 2002, Robert Collins wrote:
> > Perhaps.  But that would need to be transparent to the user AND
> > developer: we don't want to force Joe Developer to change his code to
> > explicitly dlpreopen the it would have to be
> > some sort of
> > constructor thing...
> Exactly. The dlpreopen capability is transparent, the user thinks they
> are using dlopen... even when statically linked. I'll need to check the

Not all packages that use libltdl use the dlpreopen capability.  For
example, ImageMagick removes libltdl from the picture if it is built
statically.  There is more than one way to skin a cat.

> it would be 100% transparent. Gcc has an attribute for functions that
> makes them a constructor, they get called before main() :}.

Gcc is one compiler among many.  Please don't assume that only gcc
will be used.

Bob Friesenhahn

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