Quoting Mick Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Franz Bakan wrote:
> > I did not get a dll because I don't know how to manage this
> > I am only an amateur programmer ;-)
> On a side note, does OS/2 support shared libraries.
> And if it does, what mechanism does it use?
Of course. The mechanism is very much like that of Windows (or indeed, the
Windows mechanism is very much like OS/2).
The idea is to basically compile and link to a DLL (dynamic link library). This
contains some initialization code and all the functions you want. When you
compile, you also generate a small static library of stub functions which
forward function calls to the DLL. The DLL can either be loaded automatically
(e.g., when you call one of the functions in it) or explicitly through function
calls like DosLoadModule (an OS/2 API).
I don't know gcc/configure well enough to say how it is done in that
environment, since I'm more familiar with the IBM C/C++ compilers.
-- Paul Floyd http://paulf.free.fr for those with time to waste What's the point? The sharp thing on the end.
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