[LAD] State of Plugin API's

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Oct 31 18:05:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 1:40 PM, David Robillard <dave at drobilla.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-10-31 at 17:35 +0100, fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:08:54PM -0400, David Robillard wrote:
>> > ...  This is exactly
>> > like blaming the shared library mechanism for the fact that there's no
>> > open source shared library to do realtime granular resynthesis, or
>> > whatever.
>> It's very different. If I want to write a library to do
>> realtime granular synthesis I don't have to extend the
>> shared library mechanism first, or write a new dynamic
>> linker.
> You don't need to extend the extension mechanism first (I don't even
> know what this means...) or write a new host either.
> Shared library, you get a thing by filename, it has code in it.
> Extension, you get a thing by URI, it has code in it.
> It is not "very different" at all.

that's just one side of the equation.

having found the thing, what gets done with it? there are two things
with a shared library:

  * run time linker gets it all nicely set up in the address space of
the process
  * parts of the app call functions in the library API to get things done

with an LV2 extension, what are the analogies?

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