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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: dlopen/dlsym working
Date Sat, 08 Nov 1997 20:43:05 GMT
Stanley Gambarin wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 8 Nov 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > > I don't particuarly care about that, but please don't call it
> > > mod_dll.c. Because... um... well, Unix doesn't have DLLs. I don't know
> > > what the proper acronym is, but I know it's not DLL. If it works, I'd
> > > perfer it just replaces mod_dld.c, unless that's an improper name, too
> > > (I have no idea what dld stands for, really, except that it's probably
> > > dynamic link... something).
> >
> > I've always assumed it stood for "dynamic ld" (as in the program "ld").
> >
>         Actually, ld is the name of the linker executable (i don't
> know who came up with this first, but almost every Un*x system uses
> it).  "dld" stands for dynamic loader, not linker, and whose job is
> to load the executable and the libraries into memory before
> running the program.

And to link the symbols...

Cheers,

Ben.

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