Re: Question regarding policy (11.2)
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 07:56:48PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> It's not about disks so much as bandwidth. Disk may be cheap, but
> bandwidth isn't, at lesast not universally. I've also no idea who
> would want or need static libraries in this day and age, but maybe I'm
> missing something obvious.
The main reason is to be able to compile binaries that will run on
a variety of systems. I know I was annoyed at Solaris for not including
static versions of the socket libraries, for example, and I wouldn't
like to inflict a similar annoyance on someone else.