Dependency walker for libraries on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by McBgnr, May 29, 2009.

  1. McBgnr macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello,

    Do we have something to view the dependencies and list the functions exported by a lib in mac os. We have depends in Windows. Any ideas?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Can you explain more about what you're asking. Windows uses a lot of DLLs, but Mac does not so your question may be mute.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Mac OS X actually has a bunch of structures that can conceivably be called libraries. There's the closest equivalent to the Windows DLL - the UNIX-style SO (shared object); the bundle, and the framework (both of which have no Windows equivalent). All of these things can be probed to find their exported functions and dependencies, but I don't know exactly how it's done.
     
  4. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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  5. kwin macrumors newbie

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    You could also try the new MacDependency which shows all dependencies in a hierarchy as well as the symbols exported by the dependent files. It is open source and you can get it from http://code.google.com/p/macdependency/
     

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