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Re: [Xen-devel] dynamic libraries

On 23 Feb 2005, at 23:26, Adam Heath wrote:

libxc requires code from libxutil.  If you have both as .a, then when a
third-party app links to libxc, the third-party app also has to link to
libxutil.  This is normally done with a helper script(ala gnome, etc).
Dynamic linking solves this.

Additionally, if libfoo links to libxc.a(and libxutil.a), and libbar also links to libxc.a(and libxutil.a), then both libfoo and libbar will not only have duplicate code, but may have different incompatible versions of it. This
is a recipe for disaster.

Dynamic linking is really the way to go.

Okay, well I shall change to -fPIC as the default and just not build static libraries. Seems pointless having both static and dynamic.

 -- Keir

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