[zeromq-dev] 0MQ packages - call for comments!

Holger Hoffstätte holger at wizards.de
Mon Apr 20 12:15:45 CEST 2009

Martin Sustrik wrote:
>> Is there a way to make the various low level protocols pluggable, say 
>> loaded from an .so based on a config file (w/out lowering performance 
>> too much of course...) ? If so that would be the best inclusion answer :)
> The problem here is how to make on-demand load of modules work on all 
> the supported platforms. My feeling is that it would be a non-trivial 
> problem. If you are aware of any viable solution, let us know.

This is why the gods cursed us with libtool (which was invented exactly
for this purpose). Still, you then get to decide whether the cure (using
libltdl) is worse than the disease.. :)
That being said, it certainly beats inventing your own plugin system.

> What's the common practice here? Istalling example source code or 
> installing source code + binaries?

Some lump the examples together with the docs in /usr/doc/packagename and
then give you the option of installing documentation - makes sense for
servers vs. developer installs.


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