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Re: dlopen(3) and symbol conflicts

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 01:52:46PM +0100, Edgar Fu? wrote:
 > But any third-party program or library should be able to choose whichever 
 > symbol names it likes to choose (unless reserved by an official standard) 
 > without risking to interfere with the system C library, shouldn't it? What 
 > point would you make if Linux/GNU would pollute your favourite namespace 
 > with symbols from some ``XYZ interface present in Linux, Irix and Windows 
 > at least''?

Yes, it should. Ideally, it would work even with dlopen().

Until we manage to move on from ELF, there will continue to be a lot
of compromises between what should be and what can be.

David A. Holland

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