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- Subject: Re: Proxy DLL for Lua 5.1; can't get it to work with statically linked liblua
- From: Jerome Vuarand <jerome.vuarand@...>
- Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:21:49 +0000
2013/11/27 Paul K <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Did you try http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaProxyDllThree ? The main
>> advantage is that it produces a DLL with no code, only metadata for
>> the Windows DLL loader, so there is less chance of a crash. Also it
>> produces a very tiny file, if size matters to you.
> Yes, I'm familiar with ProxyDllThree as I'm using it to support LfW
> modules that depend on Lua5.1.dll (which proxies requests to my
> Lua51.dll). In this case I need to proxy the requests to a statically
> compiled lua.exe and it seems like this method only proxies calls to a
No, you can use this method. Executables and DLLs on Windows use the
exact same file format. Actually executables with exported symbols are
a kind of hybrid of the two made possible by that common format.
Simply specify your exe name (you probably need the .exe extension,
but try without) as the "reallib" argument. The DLL loader just use
that string as a module name, and it will correctly find the exe that
is already loaded in the process memory with that name.