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- From: Steve Ball <Steve.Ball@zveno.com>
- To: Brian Hurt <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:43:23 +1100
Brian Hurt wrote:
> I'm looking at building expat as a shared library (.so) on linux, to make
> it easier to build into programs. Searching the archives reveals only one
> message, from James Thompson, back in july, and no replies.
> Some questions:
> 1) Is there any reason people are opposed to this?
> 2) Mr. Thompson ran into problems in July- have they been resolved?
> 3) What is the approved method for submitting patches to expat? Just post
> them to the list? Send them to James Clark? Is there a cvs or ftp
> repository they should be going in?
TclExpat - the Tcl interface to expat - builds expat as a shared library.
That's the easiest way to load the package into a Tcl interpreter.
Building a shared library is quite easy. TclExpat builds expat in the
usual way, but adds the -PIC flag. It then takes the object files and
constructs the shared library. The know-how on how to do that on various
platforms is actually taken from the Tcl configuration, since Tcl is
very good at determining which compile and link flags are ncessary.
I can dig up some more specific details if you require.
I don't the answer to (3), but I think sending them to JC is the way to go.
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