[Mono-devel-list] Proposal: Library Loading

Rachel Hestilow lists at nullenvoid.com
Tue Apr 13 21:50:18 EDT 2004

Jonathan Pryor wrote:

>This is what I was attempting to answer: how do we know which library
>version to load?  We might not be able to support loading all potential
>library versions, but we can AT LEAST make sure that we'll load the
>library that the assembly was written against, providing some measure of
>sanity and safety.
> - Jon
An idea:: Perhaps the config format could be extended so that DLL 
mappings could optionally specify an assembly for which the mapping 
would be applied?

For example: Let's say all your apps except MyLegacyApp link against 
version 2 of a library. MyLegacyApp links against version 1. You could 
then add something like this to conf.d:

    <!-- Generic DLL mapping -->
    <dll import="libfoo" target="libfoo.so" version="2" />
    <!-- Custom DLL mapping for MyLegacyApp -->
    <dll import="libfoo" target="libfoo.so" version="1" 
assembly="MyLegacyApp.exe" />

-- Rachel

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