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From: Akim Demaille
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 16:44:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

>>> "Bob" == Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:

 > On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Akim Demaille wrote:
 >> (Hm, I'm quite sure I sent this message before, but it didn't come
 >> out!)
 >> AFAICS, from the source and its effect on configure, AC_DISABLE_STATIC
 >> *permanently* disables the possibility to create static library.  The
 >> documentation says it changes the *default* value for --disable-static.

 > Apparently this leads to some problems.  For example, if the user
 > selects --enable-shared --disable-static and something is unable to
 > build as shared, then the build simply fails.  I learned this the hard
 > way under Cygwin and MinGW.

I'm unsure I understand what you're actually suggesting: that the
documented use should not be implemented?  It seems to me that
implementing it actually allows the installer to change the default
behavior, while having a static AC_DISABLE_STATIC prevents any form of
late decision.  (But that might be what you were pointing out :)

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