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Re: [RFC] Go (golang) packaging

On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 09:41:15AM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 01:05:46PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> >>     - Private dependencies, as they leak to rdeps. When a library uses
> >>       another library privately this dependency gets linked in directly
> >>       in all other rdeps, when that library stop depending on that
> >>       private dependency, all rdeps need to be rebuilt.
> >
> > Strictly speaking, if you're only using static libraries this is not
> > really true; once you've compiled something against a static library,
> > the static library might change in whatever way it sees fit, the
> > compiled binary will continue to work, with or without recompilation.
> Consider this from the application perspective: Say an application
> links against a library libfoo.a. At some point, libfoo decides to
> include compression support, and requires functionality from libz.

Ah, yes, but you're talking about /adding/ a dependency. Guillem's
example was about removing one. There's a difference.

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