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Loads a referenced library.


#include <prlink.h>

PRLibrary* PR_LoadLibrary(const char *name);


The function has this parameter:

A platform-dependent character array that names the library to be loaded, as returned by PR_GetLibraryName.


If successful, returns a reference to an opaque PRLibrary object.

If the operation fails, returns NULL. Use PR_GetError to find the reason for the failure.


This function loads and returns a reference to the specified library. The returned reference becomes the library's identity. The function suppresses duplicate loading if the library is already known by the runtime.

Each call to PR_LoadLibrary must be paired with a corresponding call to PR_UnloadLibrary in order to return the runtime to its original state.