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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:10:14 -0800
From: Charlie Kester <>
Subject: Re: static linking and dlopen

On 12/08/2012 11:25 PM, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Dec 2012 10:36:58 +0400
> wrote:
>> Anyway, for a lot of existing programs, the absense of dlopen will mean a
>> necessity for heavy rewritings in order to compile them with musl - perhaps
>> too heavy to be done at all.
> I think there's a misunderstanding here:

Yes, and I apologize if I contributed to that misunderstanding with my 
musings on alternative designs.

> musl includes a dlopen function.
> When a binary is statically linked, it is a stub.
> When a binary is dynamically linked, it loads the shared library requested.

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