Externals and libraries ( was externals with MacOS)

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Thu Jul 4 13:44:01 EDT 2002


On Thursday, July 4, 2002, at 09:37 AM, Dar Scott wrote:

> I think this has some advantages:
>
> 1.  Some platforms and/or future versions of Revolution may not 
> need the stack.

Yikes!  I meant some platforms and or future versions might not 
need the external.
                                                                     
      ^^^^^^^^

For example, suppose some capability is available via some built-in 
commands on some platforms, but needs to be added by external on 
others.  A single library might be able do take advantage of this, 
using an external on some platforms.

Or an external provides a bug workaround or a temporary method for 
an upcoming feature.  When future versions of Revolution have the 
capability, the external is dropped, but the library simply evolves 
and stacks that use the library need no change.

(The rest of the typos are left to the student.)

Dar Scott




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