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Re: lt_dlopen with modules and no .la

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: lt_dlopen with modules and no .la
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 08:19:54 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

Hi Bob, Pierre,

* Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 08:47:27PM CET:
> On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> >When using ltdl on Windows to load plug-ins there is a problem with the 
> >name mangling system. The field is only set if libltdl finds a 
> >.la file. Just the DLL won't do. The result is that symbols cannot be 
> >found becaus libltdl looks for the plain name (without prefix).
> >
> >The problem should be the same on all systems, so I'm guessing this is 
> >intended behaviour. So I'm wondering what's the rationale?
> It is intended that modules be loaded by specifying the name or path 
> to the module .la file.

True.  It is still worthwhile to fix this in libltdl though (and I
believe it is on our TODO list, too).


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