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Re: Google Summer of Code - some ideas

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code - some ideas
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 05:38:19 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas)
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:39:37 +0200
> > Emacs already has a solution for all this, in the MS-Windows build
> > (which already loads these libraries dynamically).  So what's needed
> > is to use the same arrangement on other platforms, which currently
> > link statically against these libraries.
> I think you meant "link dynamically", not "statically".

No, I meant statically.

> I trust you that there must have good reasons to do this on "windows",
> but I fail to see the bonus on Unix-like distros out there that have
> proper package / library / dependancies management.

Then what is this thread all about?  Stefan said:

> > - Modules & FFI
> > I'm interested in adding a way to load compiled modules dynamically
> > and possibly add a FFI.
> That would be great.
> > I say possibly because the more I look into into the more I realize
> > it's not really helpful for complex stuff and simple stuff are easy to
> > do with a module.
> Things like libxml2 and libgnutls should use such a mechanism instead of
> the one they use currently.

If all of this is already solved, what else do we need that would load
libxml2 and libgnutls dynamically?

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