[MUD-Dev] Extensibility

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Thu May 9 13:14:27 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

From: "Sean Kelly" <sean at ffwd.cx>

> No need for a recompile or even a restart if you design it
> correctly.  This is the reason for interfaces.  This is one of the
> few features I wish C++ had, though you can get fairly close with
> DLLs.

"Close" is correct.  Microsoft's DllUnload() call will flag the DLL,
but it's still "in use" by the system for ~10minutes.  There's no
way to force it, override it, or get around it.  They won't even
make exceptions for people who pay a lot of money to be their
friends.  This is accurate as of NT4 sp6a and Win2k.  I've no idea
about XP.


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