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Re: [PATCH] Don't install .la files when --no-la-files is used

From: Charles Wilson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't install .la files when --no-la-files is used
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 21:51:00 -0500
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Roumen Petrov wrote:

> Linking readline against ncurses prevent application to link against
> readline against ncursesw and to offer wide characters support.

Note that this is only even possible on a system with lazy binding. For
windows, shared libraries cannot have any undefined symbols at link
time, which means that the libreadline DLL (for instance) SHALL be bound
to some particular instance of libcurses. There is no choice.

If you try to exploit this in your build system, to allow "floating"
readline...that will not be a portable construct.  libtool is about
portability, not necessarily about squeezing every possible flexibility
out of ELF lazy binding.


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