digitalmars.D - A suggestion for the shared library implementation on Linux
- tcak (22/22) Feb 03 2014 This is my first post in this forum. So hopefully it is the right
This is my first post in this forum. So hopefully it is the right place for this topic. Recently I saw this link http://dlang.org/dll-linux.html about writing shared library on Linux. The annoying part has become portability issues. Because my programme is linking to libphoos.so, target platform is asking for many different libraries. When I look at the examples in that link, one thing is obvious that we mostly use C, C++, and D together. But the thing is that only D language has its own garbage-collector which is as far as I understand the source of the problem. If a C or C++ programme wants to use a D-shared-library, well, only D is going to be using the garbage-collector. If a D programme wants to use a D-shared-library, we want both sides to use the same garbage-collector to prevent problems. Since the main programme is changing only, and the library is written in D language all the time, my suggestion is to add a function into library on runtime to tell the library to use a given garbage collector instance. Because C and C++ don't have that, library will continue using its own. P.S. I do not have knowledge about internals of garbage-collector, this is just an idea.
Feb 03 2014