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Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 20:07:53 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: static linking and dlopen

* Rich Felker <> [2012-12-09 12:54:52 -0500]:
> just links everything together the right way. It's not clear to me
> whether this would be easy to change; it's possible that, due to
> always using dynamic linking internally, a number of dependencies on
> dynamic-linking-related behavior (symbol interposition, accessing
> things via dlsym, etc.) crept into the code, and would be painful to
> exorcise (especially under the constraint of not breaking their
> dynamic builds).

i guess it's hard to fix (legacy from netscape 2.0)

this plugin system is a core part of dom
and uses the nspr (netscape portable runtime)
to do the dlopen/dlclose/dlsym

and most likely there are other dynamic linking
dependencies, this is just an obvious one

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