[TUHS] Early shared library implementations

Chris Hanson cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Mon Oct 18 08:19:19 AEST 2021

On Oct 10, 2021, at 11:43 PM, Rob Gingell via TUHS <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org> wrote:
> There was also SVR3 (which I believe was the basis for the referenced AIX 3 shared library work). SVR3 shipped in 1987, SunOS 4 in May 1988.
> There was a swarm of UNIX shared library projects during the 1980s. Some of those preceded or were occurring contemporaneously with SunOS 4. Many reached at least a running prototype stage, perhaps deployed as specials for customers, and some reached product status.

I believe NEXTSTEP 1.0 supported shared libraries out of the box too, probably from work on Mach or the Andrew system at CMU.

  — Chris

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