Communicating with a DLL under Linux

Bart Ogryczak B.Ogryczak at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 18:31:09 CET 2007


On Mar 13, 5:59 pm, Mikael Olofsson <mik... at isy.liu.se> wrote:
> If the vendor claims that the DLL is for Windows, is it
> reasonable to assume that it can be made to work under Linux, from
> Python, that is?

No. It's reasonable to assume, that there is no *easy* way to get
Win32's DLL working under unices. There are hackish ways, for example
MPlayer does support Win32's DLL codecs.
Linux/Unix shared libraries have completely different file format
(usually ELF).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic-link_library
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable_and_Linkable_Format
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_library#Naming




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