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Date: 2007-09-26 (08:30)
From: Daniel_Bünzli <daniel.buenzli@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Cherry-picking modules (was Re: [ANN] OCaml Reins 0.1 - Persistent Data Structure Library)

Le 26 sept. 07 à 10:19, skaller a écrit :

> On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 09:22 +0200, Daniel Bünzli wrote:
>>  As for security updates in ocaml, you cannot
>> anyway rely on dynamic linking. Which I see as a good thing, for
>> applications dynamic linking creates more problems than it solves and
>> should be avoided most of the time (except of course for system
>> libraries).
> There is a tradeoff between reliability and ease of maintenance
> such that for many larger applications dynamic linking is actually
> *more* reliable.
> Would you really recommend statically linking your whole desktop
> against the Linux kernel?? :))

Did you read the last parenthesis of my email ? Libraries that are  
guaranteed to be provided with a particular version of an os should  
be dynamically linked in, but the rest should be mostly static.