Writing Shared Libraries, first draft

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Mon Nov 8 09:34:31 EET 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 20:31 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Nov 2004 15:09:14 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > We do this for class structure, since they typically contain function
> > pointers...
> Yeah, probably padding with:
> unsigned char pad[32];
> or something would be more general then. As long as you know exactly how
> much space it'll take up.

No. This is bad. It'll allow less functions to be added on arches with
64bit function pointers than on 32bit, thus making half the allocated
padding space useless.

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