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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.

Richard Braakman

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