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Re: bignum branch

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bignum branch
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 13:50:17 +0300

> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 01:02:01 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > What are the
> > arguments _for_ using "the standard libgmp that everybody uses"
> It's what Emacs does for the other libraries that it uses, some of which are 
> also essential for Lisp operation

Which of the other libraries are essential for Lisp?  I don't see how
an optional library can be essential, that's a contradiction in my

> libc and libm are dynamically linked and are essential for Emacs
> Lisp.

That's a strawman I didn't expect to see from you.

> Some GNU/Linux distributions don't even fully support static linking
> any more, for security reasons.

Really?  But we do link to Gnulib statically, so it sounds like the
platforms we care about do still support static linking, and probably
will for the observable future, right?

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