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Re: emacs-dynamic-module in Emacs Git?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs-dynamic-module in Emacs Git?
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:08:42 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     fail), unless we mark such exportable functions and build an
>     import library that will be passed to the linker when the module's
>     shared object is built.  Likewise with global variables defined by
>     Emacs.

Indeed, we'll have to define clearly what can be called.  Basically,
design an API for modules.

>     (In general, I question why "modules" that require such tight
>     integration with Emacs internals are a good idea: why not simply
>     add them to the Emacs core and be done with that?  What do we gain
>     by having them as separate .so shared objects?)

Because we want to provide the possibility to distribute dynamic
moduless via GNU ELPA, MELPA, Marmalade, ...


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