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Re: [Bug-readline] Build readline with libtool?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Build readline with libtool?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:26:22 -0400
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On 4/15/14, 5:00 AM, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
> Hi!
> Is there a specific reason not to build readline with libtool,
> but maintain all the sharedlib platform details locally?

libtool is large, slow, overly complicated, and introduces tremendous
overhead for even the simplest tasks.

> At the moment I'm preparing a patch to allow for using externally
> provided libtool as fallback, in case @SHARED_TARGET@ is empty
> because of --disable-shared or SHLIB_STATUS=unsupported.

Is there some existing system for which this (unsupported) is an actual


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