[XML-SIG] Preventing DLL hell is very expensive
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 09:36:11 +0100
Uche Ogbuji wrote:
>>Remember where the phrase "DLL hell" comes from: version skew in C libraries
>>on Windows. Reflect that popular UNIX systems from Solaris to Linux are just
>>as notorious for ".so dependency hell".
> I just wanted to add a note.
> of all the OSen I've used, the one most renowned for freeing the user of "DLL
> hell" effects is AIX. I gather this is in part because SMIT (the package
> manager) is such a draconian beast, and in part because the binary
> compatability management for libraries is extremely thorouh.
Very true: they use core dumps to free the user from DLL hell :-)
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