petsc-3.4.5 2014-06-29


Load a symbol from the dynamic link libraries.


PetscErrorCode  PetscDLLibrarySym(MPI_Comm comm,PetscDLLibrary *outlist,const char path[],const char insymbol[],void **value)
Collective on MPI_Comm

Input Parameter

comm - communicator that will open the library
outlist - list of already open libraries that may contain symbol (can be NULL and only the executable is searched for the function)
path - optional complete library name (if provided checks here before checking outlist)
insymbol - name of symbol

Output Parameter

value -if symbol not found then this value is set to NULL

Notes: Symbol can be of the form [/path/libname[.so.1.0]:]functionname[()] where items in [] denote optional

Will attempt to (retrieve and) open the library if it is not yet been opened.

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