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Re: Dynamic loading progress

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Dynamic loading progress
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:58:09 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Aurélien Aptel <address@hidden>,
>   address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:42:56 -0400
> >> I use the .so extension to know whether a file is a binary module or
> >> elisp (compiled or source).
> > You cannot know that by the extension alone, anyway.
> Of course, we can: if the extension says ".el" or ".elc" we know it's
> Elisp (compiled or not), and if it says ".dll", ".so" or something like
> that, we know it's a binary module.

That's until you bump into a maliciously named file.

> > It's unreliable.
> If the user wants to use ".so" on an Elisp module, she'll get what she
> paid for.  I'm really not worried.

You don't have to, because loading a shared library will validate it

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