Help with dlopen and friends
wine-devel at shemesh.biz
Thu May 22 13:43:23 CDT 2003
I am trying to add ICU as a soft dependancy of Wine, so I can use it's
BiDi functions. Unfortunetly, it seems to be using miracolous name mangling.
U_CAPI UBiDi * U_EXPORT2 ubidi_open(void);
however, 'nm -D libicuuc.so.21.0' gives:
00046784 T ubidi_open_2_1
The problem is not just theoretical. When I try to add to configure.ac:
the resulting program does not compile. It only compiles properly if the
original header is used (I presume because that's how it knows about the
My dillema - even if I sort the configure mess out, for example by
telling it to compile my own program, that uses the proper include, I am
still not going to be successful in importing the symbol. As it appears
that the mangling is a simple append of the library version, I can do
this manually, but then future version stand no chance of working. Even
if a simple recompile would solve it, the version will need to be
updated at the import code.
1. Use a different library - can be done, but messy. This is the most
apropriate tool for the job. FriBiDi doesn't have shaping support, so
Arabic will not work properly.
2. Inline the entire library - huge, and a maintanace headache.
3. Reimplement everything - possible, but seems like a total waste just
because of a stupid name mangling.
4. Create a hard dependancy - not really an option.
5. Static link the library - now that will actually work. It is
equivalent to 2 without the maintanance headache.
Opinions and thoughts, please.
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