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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-20 05:26:19

John Maddock wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> I'd be opposed to this. How many popular projects can you name,
>> that build two variants on Linux?
> Every single one that uses libtool:

That's a strong statement, are you really sure? ;-) That's only
true if a project does not decide to disable static linking, as
documented at:

Say, one popular example of C++ on Linux is KDE 3.* stack -- which
has static linking disabled. After fresh build, for me, there are
64 .so files and a total of one .a file.

Current version of GtkMM (C++ wrapper of Gtk) likewise disables
static builds.

And it's not like all C projects build both variants either ;-)

- Volodya

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