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From: Benjamin Geer <benjamin.geer@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Suggestion: a possible alternative to shared libraries?
Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> Much easier: Include the MD5 signature in the name of the shared
> library.

And use the operating system's run-time linker?  That would make for 
very long library names... but maybe that wouldn't be too terrible.

> However, the hell persists: You don't know which versions are still in
> use.

Do you mean in memory, or by installed programs that aren't necessarily 
running?  To take care of the first problem, wouldn't it be possible to 
maintain a count of the processes that currently have a library mapped 
into memory?  Could GODI take care of the second problem?

Benjamin

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