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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-05 10:13:52

David Abrahams wrote:

>>> <link>shared -- The default (#1 above).
>>> <link>static -- Internal libraries linked static (#2 above).
>>> <link>maximum-static -- As many libraries as possible are linked static
>>>(#3 above)... In some platform, like MacOSX, some libraries must be dynamic
>>>Having it this way eliminates the need to worry about what the "runtime"
>>>libraries are.
>>That's an excellent idea! And even if somebody desires to find-tunue
>>C runtime only, we've a way for extension: just add new values to the
>><link> feature. Maybe "maximum-static" can be "all-static"?
>>I'm eager to implement it as soon as possible. Anybody has objections?
> I think there was much confusion about the meaning of runtime-link in
> v1; many people thought they should set it to dynamic in order to
> build a shared library. I am concerned about the name "link" being
> even more confusable in that same way.

But in case of V2, this is true: you have to set <link> to shared
in order to build everything as shared libraries. Or set it to
to static for a specific library to build it as static.

> Otherwise, sounds good to me!

OK, I'll make the change together with system lib support
(which is almost implemented).

- Volodya


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