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Re: DLLs under Linux
>BTW: Does anyone know if MacOS has similar features?
>I might be prepared to support such a portability
>layer if I could find someone to do the MacOS code.
Yes it does. Basically you have a file with CODE resources in it. They're just
like other resources like icons and so on, they're run by the same mechanism so
they only get loaded when you actually use them and so on. In fact, because you
have numbered resources of the type, you can
have thousands of code fragments in each "DLL" and only load up the fragments
you need (kind of like a meta-DLL).
There's support for doing stuff with the code fragments in the OS (I don't
recall exactly. Find someone with Inside Macintosh and borrow the relevant
volume). At a former job we used them (as is standard in the mac world) as
plug-ins: the benefit is that the plug-in is a single file. It's easy for the
user to administer, they just drop it in a folder... and it contains the code,
the icons, the windows, the strings, everything the plug-in needs. It's very