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Re: static libs ... again



On 2/17/06, Patrice Dumas <pertusus free fr> wrote:
< But it is a waste of time and resources
> if there is a more widespread use.

I produce horribly bad scientific code for a living, and while not
having static libs out of the box is an inconvience to what I do.  I
do not think Fedora should be catering to what is a systemicly broken
model of code development which I and other casual scientific code
writers participate in.  When I use static libraries to do crappy code
development I want to make very sure that the static libraries I use
are a specific version.. i do not want and can not rely on static
libraries from versions which may differ over time from the OS vendor.
 Having Fedora Extras provide static versions means Extras will be
forced to supply compatibility versions of those static libraries
forever to meet the needs of this highly technically skilled set of
users that make up the scientific programming community.  There are
deeply systemic problems in the scientific coding practises that I
participate in, and I don't want to see progressive projects bending
policies to help rather smart people be even lazier about their coding
habits.

-jef"so very lazy"spaleta


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