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Date 2011-10-19.22:05:43
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We have a sys.setdlopenflags() function, but required constants are not available on all platforms. The DLFCN is only available on Linux and sunos5 (is plat-sunos5 available for all Solaris and OpenIndiana versions?), but not on OpenBSD, FreBSD, Mac OS X, ... whereas these platforms have the sys.setdlopenflags() function.

My patch contains 7 constants: 

 - RTLD_LAZY
 - RTLD_NOW
 - RTLD_GLOBAL
 - RTLD_LOCAL
 - RTLD_NODELETE
 - RTLD_NOLOAD
 - RTLD_DEEPBIND (glibc >= 2.3)

The ctypes has two RTDL constants: RTLD_LOCAL and RTLD_GLOBAL. The 2 constants are always available, even if the platform doesn't support them! Extract of _ctypes.c:
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/* If RTLD_LOCAL is not defined (Windows!), set it to zero. */
#ifndef RTLD_LOCAL
#define RTLD_LOCAL 0
#endif

/* If RTLD_GLOBAL is not defined (cygwin), set it to the same value as
   RTLD_LOCAL.
*/
#ifndef RTLD_GLOBAL
#define RTLD_GLOBAL RTLD_LOCAL
#endif
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Lib/plat-sunos5/DLFCN.py contains 25 constants, only 6 are available in my patch. I don't think that we should expose all constants.

Using Google Codesearch, I only found one user of RTLD constants (of the DLFCN module). It's PyKDE4 who calls:

   sys.setdlopenflags(DLFCN.RTLD_NOW|DLFCN.RTLD_GLOBAL)

I guess that the 7 constants should be enough for everyone :-) We may add more later on demand. You can add your own constant to your program if you really need a special option on a specific platform.
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