C++ dlopen mini HOWTO. Aaron Isotton.. $Id: C++-dlopen- ,v /12/08 aisotton Exp $. C users will need to include the header file to use this API. dynamically loaded (DL) libraries should also consult the “C++ dlopen mini- HOWTO”. Shared Library Mini-Tutorial A shared library is a binary file that contains a set of callable C functions. Visit the dlopen man page for more information.

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Notice that we use ” dlopen ” to refer to the individual dlopen functionand ” dlopen API” to refer to the entire API.

A normal user could think this advice applies to normal shard libraries aka dynamically loaded libraries which in my opinion is not the case. Now, the idea is to provide the user a framework which allows him to compose any functions according to his needs, i.

Get the name of the component or other details about it Get the number of how many inputs or outputs the component exposes Interrogate a component about a particular input mini-owto output Connect inputs and outputs together and others And that’s just for setting up your graph.

If the compiler is upgraded something bigger has happened I am re-build all my libraries anyway.

Each component will need to implement a set of functions to do stuff like: There are variants or mixes of those approaches. To give you a better understanding here is a very simplified example: So your XML thing could drive the loading of plugins. This is mini-howtoo strong architectural design decision. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


With each function defined by the API, you’ll know what function names to call at runtime, and you’ll know the datatypes of each of those calls, and you just use regular old dynamic library loading to get it done. But the question was not about runtime plugins I will change that in a second nor is the answer for plugins. Jan 20 ’12 at So yes absolutely it does have a baring on RAII. I think he’s saying that the code he compiles with it runs on myriad platforms; but the binaries are built on their target platform.

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Loki I see what you’re saying, but to me I’ve always found that using extern “C” for exactly this reason has been worth it; I don’t have to look at the symbols in the binaries so I can look them up at runtime, and if I have say configuration files which refer to these names I don’t have to worry about them changing if we change compilers.

Sign up using Facebook. All copyrights are held by their by their respective owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. At its most basic, you are dkopen for a graph-oriented data structure. Your program should not be trying to call mini-howho ‘user defined functions’.

In the first instance, the user should be able to set up a composition through importing an XML which defines the composition structure. Roger Halliburton 2 8 Sign up using Facebook.

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You could use some JIT compilation library like libgccjit or asmjit. Three Easy Pieces for a good overview. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. But you should consider the cons to exposing a C extern “C” interface. It is not necessary to dive deeper into the framework’s capabilities because my problem is much more general. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.


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It is a pain for mangled names. Each function may have some inputs and return some outputs depending on the underlying physical description, e. You should compensate for this by writing extra wrapper calls to wrap the calls to your C interface. BTW on Linux you can practically dlopen a big lot of plugins see my manydl.

C++ dlopen mini HOWTO

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Your physical models are built up of nodes you call them componentsand edges connectors in your naming. Anything specific to a component must be reachable through that API, in an identical manner from component to component. The document was last updated in Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark. Later, one could think of adding a GUI. Sign up using Email and Password.