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On 7/16/2008, Shmuel Zeigerman wrote:
Ross Berteig wrote:
> I would much rather see someone cleverer than I figure out how to do the
> magical forward to the statically linked core.

Isn't this what you're talking about?

Yes, that is exactly what I meant. Now if we can just convince all the vendors that include an embedded Lua core in their products to provide access to that proxy (along with access to require() and module() of course) to their third-party script environments then it would be possible to use many of the readily available binary modules. Personally, I'm wishing for Adobe Lightroom to permit require(), but I'm certain there are plenty of other use cases.

Even better would be to work out how to give Windows the impression that the DLL had been loaded in the running process without having to actually have the file be present.... I know I've seen some code injection tricks that work kind of like that, and at least one utility that temporarily installs a device driver at runtime from a single, monolithic EXE file, so it should be possible.

The same technique should be possible to use to get a single copy of other supporting DLLs such as libzip, libtiff, and the like.

Ross Berteig                     
Cheshire Engineering Corp.