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Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1

* Adam Borowski:

>> I would defend static libs for scientific apps. Static libs show a
>> significant performance benefit (2-40%, median around 5-10% but sometimes
>> far more with C++ apps) and so are standard in HPC still;
> If you see that big a difference, you do a lot of cross-file calls in
> tight loops.

Not necessarily.  -fPIC and -fPIE force calls to global functions
defined in the same translation unit to go through the PLT.  They
aren't translated to direct IP-relative calls.  For -fPIC, this is
required by the ELF specification (no kidding, this might seem strange

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