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Jan Dubois
December 19, 2007 00:24
RE: How to load a "loadable object" that has a non-default file extension ?
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On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Sisyphus wrote:
> From: "Jan Dubois" <>
> > However, I think that interpolating $dl_dlext and $dl_so at buildtime
> > was a mistake; we should have retained the module variables and
> > interpolated them at runtime.
> >
> > I'll make a patch for this once the 5.10 code freeze is over.
> Seems that the patch failed to make it into the 5.10.0 release - at least my
> original problem persists with ActivePerl build 1001. That is, (on Win32,
> perl 5.10.0) I can't get DynaLoader to load a "loadable object" that has a
> file extension other than ".dll".
> Or am I misunderstanding something ?

By the time you raised this issue, Perl 5.10 was already in code freeze;
only critical errors were accepted into the tree.  That's why I said I
would make a patch "once the 5.10 code freeze is over".  So I thought it
was clear that the patch wouldn't make it into 5.10.

The patch will be in 5.10.1 (assuming the maintenance pumpkin agrees),
and will be in ActivePerl build 1002.


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