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Re: Goal: Increased Modularity?

Bill Nottingham wrote:

I was discussing a case where instead of linking against libvorbis, you
dlopen() it - that's the sort of thing which is really much better to
catch at buildtime. If you're dlopening the plugin that is itself linked
against libvorbis (or whatever), that's better.
Won't anything using a shared library break if you replace that library with one that does not follow the same interface definition whether it's dlopen()ed or not? That's kind of the whole concept of interfaces - they aren't supposed to change. If you write a new one, call it something else.

Sure. But DT_NEEDED is tracked at the package level and can be
easily caught.

Back to the beginning with this argument: if you are only planning to dlopen() libvorbis in the presence of ogg files there's no particular reason to expect it to be necessary at all, let alone a particular version of it.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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