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dart:ffi DynamicLibrary extends Pointer<Void> #35881

dcharkes opened this Issue Feb 7, 2019 · 1 comment


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dcharkes commented Feb 7, 2019

DynamicLibarary is currently completely separate from Pointer. This prevents us to pass a handle to a dynamic library to C++ from Dart, and it introduces some code duplication in the VM.

We can make DynamicLibrary extends Pointer<Void>.

It would be best if this would be a non-indexable and non-storeable pointer: #35841

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dcharkes commented Feb 7, 2019

If there is a good reason for not merging the two, then we should expose DynamicLibrary.handle to enable users passing library handles to C functions.

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