Document -optl-static

Volker Stolz
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 14:42:22 +0200

In local.glasgow-haskell-users, you wrote:
>> I think it would be a good idea to add -optl-static to the flags
>> described in
>> s-phases.html#OPTIONS-LINKER
>> perhaps in the vincinity of -static & -dynamic. Although this 
>> could be considered
>> redundant, it might save some time trying out how to build 
>> entirely static
>> binaries. Opinions?
> I think the -static flag probably ought to be passed to the linker, so
> you wouldn't need -optl-static.  Is there any reason you might need
> -static but not -optl-static?

My prefered solution would be to rename the current "-static" to e.g.
-hsstatic and let the actual "-static" be equivalent to
"-hsstatic -optl-static". That way, you don't loose the current
possibility, although I cannot thing of any useful application, either.
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