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Re: GNU Libtool 2.2.8 released (stable)

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: GNU Libtool 2.2.8 released (stable)
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 23:08:19 +0700

Hi Bob,

On 8 Jun 2010, at 23:04, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
>> More interesting still: I think things might blow up if the .la files
>> have been removed on a platform that does automatic deplib loading for
>> runtime linking, say lt_dlopening libpng.dll (which pulls in zlib
>> through LoadLibrary without libltdl knowing about it), and then the
>> application tries to lt_dlopen libz.dll.  It then depends on whether
>> the underlying LoadLibrary implementation is smart enough to realise
>> that it already has a copy of libz in memory and returns a handle to
>> it without trying to reload another copy first... this would be an
>> interesting test to have in the next release to see what feedback it
>> brings.
> Obviously this is already working fine.  Windows LoadLibrary() is smart 
> enough to know what it has already loaded.  The unloading sequence is much 
> more interesting since something could be unloaded which is still being used.

Looks like another interesting test case for 2.2.10 to me :)

Do you feel motivated to write it?  Or at least add a description to
the TODO file in the tests directory?

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)        

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