Is it possible to dynamically load a @safe function from a shared library ?
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Sat Mar 14 10:06:26 UTC 2020
On Friday, 13 March 2020 at 20:31:16 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer
> On 3/13/20 4:22 PM, wjoe wrote:
> I would expect that something could be written to turn a
> signature string into a mangling and also provide the correct
> type upon return. Something like:
> auto f = getFunction!(@safe void
> and have it properly mangle the expected function name and pull
> it from the dynamic library.
Thanks for your reply.
core.demangle: mangle; comes to mind. And in fact, because the
exports weren't extern(C), that's how I imported the symbols;
prior to reading H. S. Teoh's reply. That's when I realized that
I've got a problem.
Even though I know that the function being exported are all
compiled @safe, that doesn't mean I can count on the fact.
Since a plugin is a separate file it can be swapped out with a
version that exports all the same (forged) symbols names but with
a @system implementation.
Forging these symbol names is as easy as something like
mangle!(int function(int))("a.b")); (=_D1a1bPFiZi) and
copy/pasting that into pragma(mangle, "_D1a1bPFiZi") and voila,
the loader can nothing but trust that this is true.
Forging is maybe too hard a word but my vocabulary lacks a better
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