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Re: svn commit: rev 4824 - in trunk/subversion: svnadmin include libsvn_subr svnlook clients clients/cmdline tests/libsvn_subr svnserve svnversion

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-02-12 01:57:38 CET

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 02:58:46PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-02-11 at 13:11, Branko ?ibej wrote:
> > I also strongly suspect that the command-line client support library
> > should _only_ exist as a static lib, not a shared one.
> Why? (As an argument against, I believe Debian has a policy against
> static-only libraries of any sort, though I've never determined why.)

It's just to maximize efficiency across the whole distribution, and it's
been relaxed recently for libraries which intentionally don't have a
stable interface. I don't think it was ever really intended that
application developers should be taking that recommendation without a
pinch of salt.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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