[Tutor] converting a source package into a dll/shared library?

Duncan Gibson duncan at thermal.esa.int
Thu Aug 16 09:23:06 CEST 2007

Alan asked me:
> As to access to the internal data would it be difficult to 
> parameterise it so that each companies data is in a 
> local config file? That way even if the dissasemble 
> the code it won't help?

Unfortunately no. The input files are human readable geometrical
models. Each tool has a different way of defining the basic shapes,
coordinate systems and transformations, material properties, etc.
so there's a lot of knowledge embedded in each of the reader
modules to allow conversion from each tool's format to our own
neutral format. We don't want to expose knowledge of the internals
of one tool to its competitors.

Anyway, this is now off-topic for this list so I'll stop here.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

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