[fpc-pascal] Re: linux: should we hard-code versioned or unversioned shared libraries in our apps?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Aug 16 13:43:11 CEST 2012

On Thu, 16 Aug 2012, Luca Olivetti wrote:

> Al 16/08/2012 9:50, En/na Michael Van Canneyt ha escrit:
>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2012, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>> If dynamic linking is so great, why do we constant, constantly have these
>>> discussions and worse all these illadvised changes?
>> Because the problem is not in dynamic versus static.
>> We would have exactly the same discussions if they were statically linked.
>> Only it would be 'the app XYZ does not start, fails with library not
>> found'.
>> which would be a system message.
> Static linking to me means the executable is self-contained and doesn't rely 
> on any external libraries.
> Maybe you mean "static" as in "the executable has the dynamic library name 
> hardcoded and it will be automatically loaded by ld instead of dynloading it 
> explicitly"?



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