Re: [dev] libdraw development

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 16:20:35 -0400

On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 10:10:16PM +0200, Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
>Why not just split it, like everybody else does? Plus, other
>compilers possibly don't support it. I't quite a convention
>for libraries, as far as I know. Instead, you make it work
>only with gcc, something you usually complain about as big and
>sucky ____ that has more fuss than necessary because of GNU and
>ponies. How is that consistent? Does breaking conventions for
>static libraries really make it suckless? Isn't portability one
>of the goals?

I can give you one single good reason: It takes from 8 to 20
times as long to compile if you split it. That said, I don't use
that kind of GNU extension gunk so I split my files anyway.

And the convention is less common with the advent of dynamic
linking. Only libraries which are explicitly intended for static
linking split their files anymore.

Kris Maglione
Fast, fat computers breed slow, lazy programmers.
	--Robert Hummel
Received on Mon Sep 06 2010 - 22:20:35 CEST

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