On Saturday 08 April 2006 09:40, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Saturday 08 April 2006 09:36, Simon Hausmann wrote:
> > On Thursday 06 April 2006 01:21, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > > >But I thought it wasn't possible to link a static lib into a shared
> > > > lib?
> > >
> > > It isn't.
> > What is the problem with that? Why can't we support that if we always
> > compile static libraries PIC? (just as we did in KDE3 with libtool)
> > Or is it the problem of --whole-archive?
> It is unportable and not longer required with cmake.
We could indeed as David suggested install sources for classes that we don't
want in shared libraries yet, classes for which we don't want to promise
binary compatibility yet. But that is certainly not as convenient in usage in
applications as linking against a library.
What exactly is the problem with compilling them into a static library? What
exactly do you think is unportable?