Dynamic Libraries and Plugins

Dynamic libraries can be loaded at runtime and symbols can be resolved using the Pt::System::Library class. Additionally, the plugin API provides a more advanced way of creating classes, that implement a common interface, from a dynamically loadable library or module. The mechanism is non-intrusive and can be used with an existing class hierachy. Plugins can be loaded and unloded by client application code. The concrete type of the created class is opaque to the application that uses the plugin, it only needs to know the interface.