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Re: Shall dlopen("foo") succeeed if only "foo.dll" exists?

On Nov  3 20:13, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Maybe Chuck can make this definitive?
> But that's not to say there aren't some packages out there that do
> something evil like this:
> #if defined(__HPUX__)
> # define MODULE_EXTENSION ".sl"
> #elif !defined(__CYGWIN__) && !defined(_WIN32)
> # define MODULE_EXTENSION ".so"
> #else
> # define MODULE_EXTENSION ""
> #endif
> #define MODULE "libfoo" MODULE_EXTENSION
> But, IMO, they should Not. Do. That. and deserve whatever pain they get.

And then again, as Yaakov already wrote, packages with runtime
modules like ruby, apache, and openssl use the .so suffix on all

But what about perl?  It uses the .dll suffix for modules on Cygwin.
Does it call dlopen("foo.dll") or dlopen("foo")?


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Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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