/*
    SDL - Simple DirectMedia Layer
    Copyright (C) 1997-2009 Sam Lantinga

    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
    modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
    License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
    version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
    Lesser General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
    License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

    Sam Lantinga
    slouken@libsdl.org
*/


/** @file SDL_loadso.h
 *  System dependent library loading routines
 */


/** @file SDL_loadso.h
 *  Some things to keep in mind:                                        
 *  - These functions only work on C function names.  Other languages may
 *    have name mangling and intrinsic language support that varies from
 *    compiler to compiler.
 *  - Make sure you declare your function pointers with the same calling
 *    convention as the actual library function.  Your code will crash
 *    mysteriously if you do not do this.
 *  - Avoid namespace collisions.  If you load a symbol from the library,
 *    it is not defined whether or not it goes into the global symbol
 *    namespace for the application.  If it does and it conflicts with
 *    symbols in your code or other shared libraries, you will not get
 *    the results you expect. :)
 */



#ifndef _SDL_loadso_h
#define _SDL_loadso_h

#include "SDL_stdinc.h"
#include "SDL_error.h"

#include "begin_code.h"
/* Set up for C function definitions, even when using C++ */
#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
#endif

/**
 * This function dynamically loads a shared object and returns a pointer
 * to the object handle (or NULL if there was an error).
 * The 'sofile' parameter is a system dependent name of the object file.
 */

extern DECLSPEC void * SDLCALL SDL_LoadObject(const char *sofile);

/**
 * Given an object handle, this function looks up the address of the
 * named function in the shared object and returns it.  This address
 * is no longer valid after calling SDL_UnloadObject().
 */

extern DECLSPEC void * SDLCALL SDL_LoadFunction(void *handle, const char *name);

/** Unload a shared object from memory */
extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_UnloadObject(void *handle);

/* Ends C function definitions when using C++ */
#ifdef __cplusplus
}
#endif
#include "close_code.h"

#endif /* _SDL_loadso_h */