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From: David Given
Subject: User functions via dlopen()?
Date: 3 Dec 2013 20:23:08
Message: <529e83fc$1@news.povray.org>
Does anyone have a reasonably robust patch for 3.7 (or know of a Povray
fork) which will allow me to call native code user functions via a DLL
loaded with dlopen()?

The problem I'm trying to solve: I'm trying to do procedural terrain,
and the process of creating the terrain is basically too much for
Povray's bytecode VM. I want to do it in C instead for speed. (And
flexibility --- I'm generating the terrain from NASA PDS files.) I would
very much like to be able to use native code instead.

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