Subject: Re: Dynalinks in 1.1
To: Erik M. Theisen <email@example.com>
From: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/06/1995 04:02:36
>Is any work being done on the runtime linker. Currently,
>it DOES NOT properly support on-the-fly loading of dynalinks when requested
>by libraries or apps. More and more apps are moving to on-the-fly loading
>for support of new features such as CORBA/ORB. Key examples include CDE,
>Fresco, and TCL/TK.
Dynalink ... wasn't that one of those Hanna-Barbara saturday morning
But seriously ...
I think this is the first time I've heard the term "dynalink", and I certainly
don't claim to be an expert on the subject, buuuutttt ....
I do know that dlopen/dlclose/dlsym and friends are supported under NetBSD.
I even remember hearing someone say that they got it working with Perl 5.
I don't know about CDE and Fresco, but from the stuff I looked at with the
latest alpha of Tcl/Tk, all you needed was dlopen() & friends to get dynamic
Mind you, I haven't actually _tried_ it, but I really really thought that
it all worked.
PS - I was thinking of "DynoMutt". Silly me.