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Re: bignum branch

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bignum branch
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:48:38 +0300

> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:59:25 -0700
> Andy Moreton wrote:
> > I don't know how to fix the configury and makefiles to ensure it
> > links against a static library if it is available.
> Please keep in mind that we shouldn't prefer static linking on GNU/Linux 
> platforms, even if a static library is available. These systems generally 
> have a 
> libgmp managed by standard tools like dnf or apt, and so the advantages 
> static 
> linking has on MS-Windows don't apply.

I don't see why managing the library matters here, since linking
statically makes sure Emacs always uses the same library against which
it was linked.

Other projects link statically against libraries without any issues.
See GDB, for example.  Why should Emacs prefer dynamic linking?

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