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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 21:38:36 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:34:55 +0100
> >> Elisp packages downloaded by package.el are already saved on a
> >> well-known directory where Emacs has write access to. So the problem is
> >> solved.
> >
> > Solved my foot! we need to know that directory's absolute file name in
> > advance, to hardcode it into the C sources of Emacs.  How's that
> > going to work, if package.el doesn't know where that directory will be
> > until it is run by Emacs?
> You don't need to know the directory at compile time. GnuTLS and
> potentially other libraries (those that provide image support, for
> instance) are perfectly fine if you load them on demand at run time.

Yes, but loaded from where?  They can either be in the same directory
where the Emacs executable lives, or on Path, or in the Windows's
system32 directory, or in some other place, but in the latter case we
must pass an absolute file name to LoadLibrary.

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