[linas@linas.org: Re: Plugins, modules oe similar functionality]

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
10 Jun 2002 16:43:24 -0400

linas@linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:

> On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 03:56:38PM -0400, Derek Atkins was heard to remark:
> > Unfortunately at this time there is no way to get a plug-in module to
> > actually get loaded at runtime without modifying existing code.  I
> > plan to "fix" this by providing a 'plugins' directory -- any scheme
> > files in that directory will get loaded during program initialization.
> You mean, 'an automatic virus loader'? :-)

Well, if someone can install a scheme file into the appropriate
directory, yes.  Then again, if they could do that they could just as
easily replace the gnucash binary, so it's no different.



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