[vdr] Feature request: suggestion for cPlugin

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Aug 20 10:58:42 CEST 2005

Udo Richter wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>There is only _one_ plugin of any given name.
>>So I also think that CallPluginExtension() is superfluous.
> Wrong. One plugin can be loaded multiple times. ;)
> Theoretically, a plugin _may_ behave differently each time it is loaded,
> based on an internal counter or on command line parameters.
> Of course two plugins cannot share the same name without dirty tricks.

Gee, I hate it when that happens ;-)
I really thought I had that covered.

Since cPluginManager::GetPlugin(const char *Name) only makes real
sense if there can't be two plugins with the same name, I guess
loading the same plugin more than once isn't a good idea. It might
also cause irritation with the plugin's setup parameters.

I'd therefore suggest that we simply assume that each plugin is
loaded only once, and if somebody really thinks he/she has to
load a plugin twice, they should know what they are doing...


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