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On 7 July 2014 13:57, Enrico Tassi <> wrote:
Shared objects are names and, but
this is not enough.  You can have a library that is developed
by John and that links the former, and another library,,
developed by Jack that links the latter.  Now, if I want to use both
libfoo and libbar the loader has to load one fist, say foo, and in turn
this loads liblua5.1 with all its symbols.  When it is the turn of bar,
even if liblua5.2 is loaded, some symbols, say lua_pushinteger, are
already there and take precedence.  So you end up having bar using some
lua5.1 symbols expecting them to be lua5.2 symbols...

very nasty.
Enrico Tassi

(Pardon my ignorance):
Why is this an issue?
Surely libfoo should be effectively calling:
    h=dlopen("", RTLD_LOCAL)
    f=dlsym(h, "lua_pushinteger")
and then using `f`?