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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.

not well.

>  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.

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