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Re: Added builtins per runtime

That was exactly my question. Can a module change it's features per runtime? 
Generally the use of the word feature in the doc is really confusing, reading the
coding makes it's even worse when a feature struct contains lists of builtins, 
condistions etc. which are called features too.

The doc also doesn't make very clear what abstracts.

I basically want to provide a builtin/feature/whatever that provides a way to add
actions in another language - ruby in my case.

---- On Sat, 01 May 2010 22:49:48 +0200 Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote ---- 

>On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Christoph Kappel <unexist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
>> I want to add new ones per runtime.I am currently trying to maintain a second list 
>> and call addbuiltin() when I need to add one. 
>I guess I'm not understanding the question, then. Can you give an 
>example of what it means to you to "add new ones per runtime"? What 
>would it mean for example.c to "change" the builtins that it defines? 
>Modules define features, which can be several different kinds of 
>things including builtins. None of a module's features is available 
>until the module is loaded. Once a module is loaded, you can't alter 
>the set of features it provides, though the zmodload command can 
>enable and disable specific features to make them visible or invisible 
>to the shell. 
>So typically a module would define several features and the calling 
>shell script/program would determine which ones it wishes to enable or 
>disable. How does that differ from what you are attempting to 

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