I am trying to build FTGL in a way such that I can link in 2 versions at once, and choose at runtime which instance to instantiate. In particular 1 version should link against and use gl*, while the other version should use mgl*, where the mgl* API is provided by a MESA implementation build with mangled symbols.

 

I have most of the mechanics worked out, but I now require that everything built as a part of FTGL is within 2 distinct namespaces, rather than being in the global namespace as it currently appears to be.

 

If I were to do this, would this be of general interest?

 

Is this something that is already being considered?

 

Does anyone have a preference for how this should be done?

 

Any other advice welcome.

 

Thanks

 

Viral

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