Re: AC_MSG_RESULT(patching libtool to fix HIDEOUS BREAKAGE) [was Re:dconf 0.5]

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Daniel Macks <dmacks netspace org> wrote:

> (drifting slightly off topic into another pet peeve...) .la files are a
> crutch that makes it easy for developers to avoid remembering to link
> against libraries that they actually use.

alas, they are not even really that. they are a band-aid for a handful
of platforms (mostly old Unix-ish systems) that don't store dynamic
dependencies properly, and so require a band-aid to get dynamic
linking to work correctly. on a sensible platform, there is nothing in
a .la file that serves any useful purpose whatsoever.

more generally: waf FTW! :)

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