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Re: shared versus static for numerical and plotting



On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 17:04 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I think that we should make an exception for not shipping static library 
> for plotting or numerical stuff. Indeed the arguments to avoid static 
> libraries in that case don't hold as security/bugfixes/nss/glibc are not
> an issue in that case. At least the arguments listed at
> 
> http://people.redhat.com/drepper/no_static_linking.html
> 
> don't seem to be relevant for such cases. Moreover the shared libs will be 
> picked up in priority, so the user must link on purpose with static libraries.
> On the other hand it is very handy to be able to rerun a model or a program
> that do a graph 5 years later and on other linux boxes.
> 
> Any thoughts on this?
Yes, IMNSO, there should not be any exceptions, unless you can prove a
significant speed up (say 25%) of static linkage vs. shared libs in a
particular case.

Ralf




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