Re: libtool crap [Re: SDL c102 transition]
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 06:06:52PM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> Instead of starting a new project, wouldn't it be better to fix
> libtool? You have to think about what libtool does, why, and how.
> libtool adds an abstraction layer on top of the normal library creation
> process. It knows, for example, how to create shared libraries on many
> platforms using the vendor compiler.
> On OSes like HP/UX (or even
> Solaris) that's not something to laugh at.
you're right. it WOULD be something to laugh at on solaris, if it wasnt so
#$@$#@ PAINFUL to deal with its brokenness!!
It's broken. It's huge, ugly, and bloated. It should be taken out and shot.