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Re: Replace ltdl with GLib's GModule

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Replace ltdl with GLib's GModule
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:27:57 +0300

> From: Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:01:38 +0100
> I’m very much tired of “file not found” :-), but I don’t think Guile
> should depend on GLib, which is quite big.

FWIW, I agree.

> I think we should either fix ltdl (probably less work than porting Guile
> to GModule, but also less exciting) or have a very basic wrapper around
> dlopen instead of using ltdl (I think Andy had made experiments in that
> direction.)

If you drop ltdl, the MinGW port of Guile will be broken, as dlopen
there is not guaranteed to exist (it exists in one flavor of MinGW,
but not in the other, which is the most popular one, AFAIK).

So my recommendation would be to fix ltdl.

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