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- Subject: RE: Lua Library Design Workshop
- From: Nick Trout <Nick.Trout@...>
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 16:37:30 -0000
> > * Loading of object files at run-time. Consensus was, that
> this is not a
> > technical problem, but a problem of policy. Where to put the tiny
> > target specific module that implements it?
> At the meeting, I suggested that libtool be studied for ideas. GNU
> libtool is a generic library support script. Libtool hides the
> complexity of using shared libraries behind a consistent, portable
I cant see Windows or MacOS (amongst others) on the platform list.
> When I got back to work, Jay Carlson suggested that Python be looked
> at for ideas. He claims that Python does a very nice job of
> supporting runtime code loading on a large number of platforms,
> including Windows. I don't know how they do it.
Python does a very nice job of modules to be honest. I dont know how it
works either. Definitely worth some examination. Its definitely nice just
unzipping a directory structure and modules. This is what I have working
with "Rio". I will zip it up and make it available tonight. Its not rocket
science, tried to keep everything simple, only win32 currently.