Does MEX compiler (and the associated shared files) automatically ship with all MATLAB distributions of any license type?
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Commented: A King on 28 Dec 2020
When creating a mex file, I see many dependencies on other (MATLAB) shared files buried in it. The question is, if I take this compiled file to another system (of the same architecture) with some random MATLAB license, are all of these dependency files guaranteed to exist in that particular installation of MATLAB? Is there a particular license that would not have mex dependency files?
James Tursa on 28 Dec 2020
Mex routines are not guaranteed to be compatible between different versions of MATLAB, for the very dependency reasons you already mention. You are probably going to be OK with same MATLAB version on same architecture. But anything other than that will just depend on the particulars and can't be guaranteed. Some mex routines will run fine on several versions of MATLAB. Others will not. And, of course, if the mex routine makes callbacks into MATLAB for specific functions then that would be another source of potential incompatibility.
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