On Fri, 18 Sep 2009, Trent W. Buck wrote:
Just now I thought "static linking seems to cause us a lot of problems. Do we actually need to do it?"
As I understand it, there'll be dynamic linking in GHC 6.12, but no ABI guarantees at all. So even two successive builds of the same library won't be guaranteed to be ABI compatible. I imagine this would make upgrades a nightmare...