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Re: lt_dlopen capabilities

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: lt_dlopen capabilities
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 17:40:47 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

Hi Paulo,

* Paulo J. Matos wrote on Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 09:20:07PM CEST:
> >From libtool 1.5.22 manual:
> "lt_dlopen is able to open libtool dynamic modules, preloaded static
> modules, the program itself and native dynamic libraries."
> Ok, I can't really understand some things here.
> Correct me if I'm wrong:
> - libtool dynamic modules are modules with .la extenstion created by
> libtool using the -module flag.


> - native dynamic libraries are the libraries installed in your system
> with .so extension, etc which may not have been created with libtool.

Yes.  (The extension may be different on some systems.)

> Now, what's preloaded static modules

Does `info Libtool Dlpreopening' help you?  In short, it's a way to
simulate modules with code that has been added statically to the

> and what do they mean with 'the program itself'.

The analogous operation to 'dlopen (NULL)'.

Hope that helps,


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