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Re: Replace ltdl with GLib's GModule

From: Duy Nguyen
Subject: Re: Replace ltdl with GLib's GModule
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:33:50 +0700

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 5:24 AM Mike Gran <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello all-
> In a fit of pique, I pushed a new branch of Guile to the repo
> called wip-replace-ltdl-with-gmodule.  It replaces the dynamic linking
> library libltdl from libtool with the analagous library GModule
> from GLib.  It was remarkably easy, and, after a cursory test
> I was surprised to find that it seems to be working.
> GModule itself is a standalone library, but, I think it depends
> on GLib.  It might be possible to remove that dependency without
> much difficulty, but unfortunately, then you would be left with
> another library to maintain.
> Anyway, you may find it amusing, at least.

So knee-jerk reaction, what does GModule do better than libltdl? Or
perhaps why is libltdl "bad"?

> Regards,
> Mike Gran


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