When applications get bigger and code needs to be shared among different applications, then shared libraries sound like a great idea. To get this done, a multi platform compilation sprint race begins.
Shared libraries are libraries that are loaded by programs when they start. When a shared library is installed properly, all programs that start afterwards automatically use the new shared library. It's actually much more flexible and sophisticated than this, because ... [read more]The library had to be compiled for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, AIX, HP-UX, Sun OS and Solaris. Internet search engines along with compiler man pages are the best tools for the job. By looking around, I found the following links useful:
- Shared libraries
- Static, Shared Dynamic and Loadable Linux Libraries
- GCC: Why is the new C++ visibility support so useful?