Re: Licence issues for libESMTP (and Balsa) - long (was Re: NTLM authentication)

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Brian Stafford wrote:

> >GNU libtool, or, its libltdl, reeks of bloat. I never used it myself,
> >but I'd be surprised if it had a small footprint (GNU libc pulls around
> >1,500 symbols into a simple main(){(void)write(1, "hello!\n",7);}
> libltdl is, surprisingly, a fairly thin wrapper for the platform's 
> functions.  It would be even thinner if it didn't have processing for the 
> .la files.  I haven't been able to figure the reasoning for having .la 
> files.

Neither have I, that's why I don't play libtool games.

> >> gmodule should provide the SUSv2 API rather than their own private APIs.
> >
> >glib might get that API for v2.0, asking the developers may be
> >worthwhile.
> Don't confuse glib with glibc.  glib is the thing that provides a low level 
> API used by gtk+ among other things.  glibc provides dlopen/sym/close.

glibc is already past v2.0 :-) glib is not yet.

Matthias Andree

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."         Benjamin Franklin

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