Goal: Increased Modularity?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Wed Sep 5 19:17:26 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell (lesmikesell at gmail.com) said: 
>> dlopen will cause you to break at runtime instead of buildtime if
>> ABI changes - that's not good.
> You should expect things to break when you change an interface - pretty 
> much by definition.  If it hurts, don't do it.

I was discussing a case where instead of linking against libvorbis, you
dlopen() it - that's the sort of thing which is really much better to
catch at buildtime. If you're dlopening the plugin that is itself linked
against libvorbis (or whatever), that's better.


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