Subject: Re: dl* functions on ELF platforms
To: T.SHIOZAKI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/01/2000 10:05:27
On Wed, 01 Mar 2000 22:26:51 +0900
"T.SHIOZAKI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> libdl does not always make cleaner Makefile for user programs and
> user libraries, since all platforms do not provide libdl.so.
> For instance, since FreeBSD-ELF has already included dl* in libc,
> it will probably not provide libdl.so forever.
> However, libdl will make cleaner Makefile for libc.
> There is probably not much difference whether provide libdl or not.
> However, I don't prefer to increase the number of libraries, since
> it may make maching problem. If libc depends on libdl, it seems not
> necessary to separate into libdl. And, I guess that if we provide libdl,
> then we should change the soname and/or the major revision number of libc.
Well, I'm buy your argument that they should be in libc.
Anyone have any real objections?
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>