Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage

Malcolm Wallace malcolm.wallace at
Wed Aug 5 03:22:35 EDT 2009

> As an aside: are you aware of the problems using LGPL in the context  
> of
> GHC statically linking libraries by default (in that they degenerate  
> to
> GPL, or require significant extra workaround).

Given that GHC has statically linked *all* the binaries it produces  
against an LGPL library for at least the last 15 years, I think it is  
a little bit late for everyone else to start worrying about it!

I am aware of the issue (and indeed use the static linking exception  
in all of my own LGPL-released code) but in any case, dynamic linking  
(by default) will soon be coming to an optimising compiler near you  
(or so I hear from the people who are paying for it.)


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