Re: Darwin stuff is getting deprecated

Mac OS X has included dlopen() and friends etc since Mac OS X 10.3. From the dlopen(3) man page:

Mac OS X 10.3 incorporated the dlcompat package written by Jorge Acereda
     <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> and Peter O'Gorman <ogor-

In Mac OS X 10.4, dlopen was rewritten to be a native part of dyld.

The attached patch switches to using those APIs in src/backend/port/ dynloader/darwin.c (and passes "make check").

(1) This change requires Mac OS X 10.3 and later. Do we currently support PostgreSQL on older versions of Mac OS X?

(2) The pg_* functions are such trivial wrappers for the OS's APIs -- should they be turned into macros in dynloader/darwin.h and we can just delete the .c file?

(3) If we need to continue supporting Mac OS X 10.2 and earlier, I guess we'll need to add a configure test for the presence of dlopen ()? Is that a check that should only be run on Darwin, or all platforms?


- Chris

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