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Re: [Help-smalltalk] Questions on GNU Smalltalk packaging

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Questions on GNU Smalltalk packaging
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 02:33:41 +0000

On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 21:54 +0000, Mike Anderson wrote:
> ...but the dynamic loading mechanism can load .so libraries as well - it
> doesn't rely on .la files. is built - you could install that
> instead if you wanted to, couldn't you?

Strictly speaking, ltdl is advertised as most reliable when .la's are
available.  If .so's work as well in some cases, great; but why create
an unneeded portability worry for the future to rediscover?

;;; Stephen Compall ** **
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well as fifth in line after kilo, mega, giga, and tera.
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     "Portals" on page B1 of The Wall Street Journal

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