ssll - simple shared library loader

Oleg B code.viator at
Fri Jan 10 17:04:13 UTC 2020

On Monday, 6 January 2020 at 04:32:25 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 23:23:48 UTC, Oleg B wrote:
> Nice work! One thing I would recommend, though, is that you not 
> bake in extern(C). Some libraries require extern(System) 
> (because they're stdcall on Windows and cdecl everywhere else).
> So to be robust, you'll want to implement support for both into 

Thanks for the advice! I will continue work on ssll and will try 
implement this feature.

> There are only two declarations required for the dynamic 
> bindings in BindBC: an alias and a pointer. And of course the 
> loader is separate. The reason is historical. When I was 
> working on the earliest version of Derelict back in 2004, we 
> didn't have all the fancy compile-time features we have now. I 
> (and a couple of contributors) tried doing it by declaring the 
> function pointers without aliases, but we ran into a couple of 
> issues and settled for taking the alias + pointer approach. 
> (It's been so long that I can't recall what the issues were).

Thanks for the clarification and thanks for Derelict bindings!

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