[Monetdb-developers] why open() before dlopen()?

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Fri Mar 19 16:54:43 CET 2010


On 19-03-2010 11:47:37 -0400, Mark Bucciarelli wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Martin Kersten <Martin.Kersten at cwi.nl> wrote:
> >
> > Also portability over all platforms is point of concern,
> > there is some old old out there, e.g. HP-UX.
> >
> 
> Ok, then I'll make the patch specific to OpenBSD
> unless someone here has a preferred solution.

Well, you haven't shown us your patch, but in general dlopen is a very
smart function, that does things like adding the right extension for the
platform at hand, so in general one should try hard to benefit from it's
-- sometimes really just black -- "magic".




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