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Re: tcp-wrappers for 1.7.0
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Wasn't there a guy on the cygwin ML a couple of weeks ago who claimed
> to have solved the problem with unresolved symbols? There was some
> shoulder patting on the list, but nothing came out of it so far, right?
That would be FlexDLL: <http://alain.frisch.fr/flexdll.html> which is
essentially a cute trick to implement a dlopen/dlsym interface that
allows for symbols to remain unresolved at link-time and instead be
dynamically resolved by a ld.so-like dynamic linker at runtime.
It's a neat concept, and as far as I can see it works fine. But the
fact that it is built around explicit dynamic runtime linking (i.e.
dlopen/dlsym) means that it doesn't help in the more general case where
you want the operating system loader to have ELF-like semantics too, not
just for programs that have plugins.