[Mono-list] Mono and MAC OS X?

John Duncan jddst19@mac.com
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 20:47:43 -0500

I believe you can dlopen but not dlclose... I haven't checked recently.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 02:47 PM, Joe Shaw wrote:

> On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 11:08, Paolo Molaro wrote:
>> *) dllimport: we currently use GModule and the code in glib doesn't
>> handle shared libraries. Someone should investigate about using dlopen
>> in GModule or adding a wrapper in mono
> The main problem here is that mono takes for granted heavily that in ELF
> shared libraries and loadable modules are the same thing.  In Mach-O
> this isn't the case, so you can't simply call dlopen() on a shared
> library (-shared passed to the linker).  The module has to be built with
> -bundle.
> Also, on OS X the dlopen() calls are compatibility wrappers around the
> native dyld implementation, so using that instead of the dyld
> implementation in glib2 won't help.
> I'm not totally sure how to get around these issues when opening
> something like the gtk shared libraries as "modules" for gtk#, but I am
> hardly a Mach-O expert... these are just observations I have from using
> OS X for a few months and trying to build various software on it.
> Joe
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