[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hackage on Linux

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu Aug 26 14:11:47 EDT 2010

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On 8/26/10 10:23 , David Leimbach wrote:
> Go, for example, has no shared libraries, and the runtime fits in every
> binary.  It does not even depend on libc.  Go binaries call the system call
> interface of the kernel, and the net result is that I get to test my go
> code, deploy it, and not worry about the state of deployed go environments
> quite so much as I do in the presence of shared libraries.

Um.  That's a really good way to have all your programs stop working when
the Linux kernel interface changes yet again ("ABIs? We don't need no
steenking ABIs!" --- see in /usr/src/linux/Documentation).  Solaris is
similar; the only approved interface is via libc and you must link to it
shared if you want your program to work across versions/releases.

(Which is the reason shared library support is important.  I personally like
my programs to keep working.)

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