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Re: Packaging of static libraries

On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 02:28:02PM +0100, Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> On 10/04/2016 08:05, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >   > The only use case I could imagine is to create an executable that can
> >   > run outside of Debian.
> Static builds are still common in (parts of) scientific computing.
> Two main reasons:
> (1) When performance matters. Here we need the static library to be
> built without
> position independent code.

That's the funny part. Some use cases require non-PIC static libraries,
and others require PIC static libraries. Should we then ship both?  I
think we can all agree that would be terrible. So why prioritize one
over the other?


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