libdlist 1.0 review

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libdlist library implements a generic double linked list

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 15K
Developer: Roland Smith
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libdlist library implements a generic double linked list. The list can contain arbitrary data or pointers. It can allocate memory for the data or just store a pointer. Functions are included to walk the list,
and to add and remove items.

The makefile uses several UN*X/GNU tools, and might have to be changed considerably for other platforms. This is especially true for the commands to build shared libraries. If anyone writes a makefile for another platform, I'll be happy to include it the distribution.

Installing the library:

Read the Makefile. Change the directory where the header-file (HDEST), libraries (LDEST) and manual-page (MDEST) will be installed to your preferences (they should work pretty well on Linux systems).

Tip for GCC users: Set the environment variables C_INCLUDE_PATH and LIBRARY_PATH to include the locations mentioned in the makefile to help GCC find your include- and library files once you start using the library.

Do a "make all" to build the library.

Login as root, change to the source directory, and do a "make install". You might want to check beforehand that no other library/header file with the same name exists in the installation directories, *since they will be replaced*. Linux users should issue the `ldconfig' command after installing the shared library, so that the shared library loader knows where to find the library.

The istallation procedure installs both a static and a shared version of the library. If you want to link with the shared library, use `-ldlist' when linking. To use the static library, use `-ldlist_s'.

Removing the library:

Login as root, change to the source directory, and do a "make uninstall" to remove the shared library, header file and manual page. You can than delete the source code tree.

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