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Date: 2007-09-26 (08:58)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Cherry-picking modules (was Re: [ANN] OCaml Reins 0.1 - Persistent Data Structure Library)
On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 10:30 +0200, Daniel Bünzli wrote:
> Le 26 sept. 07 à 10:19, skaller a écrit :

> > Would you really recommend statically linking your whole desktop
> > against the Linux kernel?? :))
> Did you read the last parenthesis of my email ? 

Yes, I am just moving the 'dividing line' you make closer
to reality, i.e. most major application on all platforms
these days use dynamic linking quite extensively ..
and they do it because it is MORE reliable on that

> 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.

Define 'os'! Do you include X windows as part of the OS?
How about GUI support eg GTK? (Win32 has kernel support for
parts of the GUI stuff). What about OpenGL libs?

You could ask, eg Debian developers how they'd go maintaining
the Debian archive without dynamic linkage .. 

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
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