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From Sascha Schumann <sas...@schumann.cx>
Subject Re: Configuration...
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2000 22:39:44 GMT
On Thu, 9 Nov 2000 rbb@covalent.net wrote:

>
> > >     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.

    http://sandbox.opensource.apple.com:8080/foo.php

    That is PHP as a DSO on Darwin.

    - Sascha


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