18.2 Using libltdl
Various aspects of libltdl are addressed in the following subsections, starting with a step by step guide to adding libltdl to your own GNU Autotools projects (see section Configury) and an explanation of how to initialise libltdl's memory management (see section Memory Management). After this comes a simple libltdl module loader which you can use as the basis for a module loader in your own projects (see section Module Loader), including an explanation of how libltdl finds and links any native dynamic module library necessary for the host platform. The next subsection (see section Dependent Libraries) deals with the similar problem of dynamic modules which depend on other libraries -- take care not to confuse the problems discussed in the previous two subsections. Following that, the source code for and use of a simple dynamic module for use with this section's module loader is detailed (see section Dynamic Module).