dlopen ( path -- dll )
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Vocabulary
alien.libraries

Inputs and outputs
patha pathname string
dlla DLL handle


Word description
Opens a native library and outputs a handle which may be passed to dlsym or dlclose.

Errors
Throws an error if the library could not be found, or if loading fails for some other reason.

Notes
This is the low-level facility used to implement load-library. Use the latter instead.

Definition