A special treat
newshound1 at digitalmars.com
Tue Feb 9 14:01:10 PST 2010
Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> But implicitly loaded DLLs aren't supported by D!
Sure they are, see the program in dmd/samples/d
>> Shared libraries (on Linux) and Windows DLLs are very different things.
> Yes, I agree they are two different problems to solve. But to a
> developer, they look the same.
They aren't the same, even to a developer, as they do different things
and behave very differently.
>> Phobos as a DLL is a different problem than creating DLLs with D. DLLs
>> in D can be created that are statically linked with Phobos, and that
>> can be accessed by any executable in any language.
> They can be accessed by another D program? My understanding is that all
> kinds of weird problems happen if you dynamically link two D programs
> together. I'm not speaking from first-hand experience, I may be wrong.
At a minimum, if you expose a C interface from your DLL, it can interact
with any other DLL.
> It is very important that Phobos be a dynamic library and that you can
> build dynamic libraries easily without manual manipulation of the
> runtime. If these two things are accomplished, then D can say it
> supports dynamic libraries, not before. Half ass support doesn't
There's still a lot you can do with DLLs and D.
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