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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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