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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: Configuration...
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2000 22:33:21 GMT

> >     Are there any platforms where shared library != DSO? If there
> >     are, does libtool take care of the difference?
> 
> Well, a shared library is, well, a shared library. It's not a DSO
> nor really is it tied to DSO. shared libs are a linker/loader
> "trick" to allow programs to share object files at runtime.
> But the libraries need to exist. DSOs are different beasts
> totally where object code is added or deleted on the fly and
> the executable manages. The concepts are similar, and DSOs
> sort of extend the functionality that shared libs implement,
> but shared libs != DSOs.

To add to this with a concrete example.  Rhapsody, and no libtool doesn't
handle this.

Ryan

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