GHCI and archive libraries.

Sven Panne Sven.Panne at
Sat Dec 3 09:29:53 EST 2005

Am Samstag, 3. Dezember 2005 15:17 schrieb Lennart Augustsson:
> And on many platforms (well, at least a few years ago) a "shared"
> library doesn't have to be PIC.  The dynamic loader can do relocation
> when it loads the file.  (Then it can't be shared.)
> But this was a few years ago on Solaris and BSDs, it could be
> different now.

After a quick look this seems to be the case on current x86 Linux systems, 
too: "Real" shared libraries consist of PIC to enhance sharing code at 
runtime, but nevertheless the dynamic loader seems to be able to load and 
relocate non-PIC, at the cost of less sharing, but often slightly better code 
quality. So the mentioned repacking of a static library into a partially 
linked object file might work for most common platforms.


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