[vlc-devel] Re: archives do not build since 02-09-2006

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Wed Sep 6 09:32:29 CEST 2006

Selon Jean-Paul Saman <jean-paul.saman at planet.nl>:

> > What's the use of a static linked plugin anyway? seriously.
> >
> Speed increase is generally 10% for static linked libraries. The
> downside is that your executable sizes grows.

I know that i386 kinda sucks at PIC code. My point is: it makes absolutely NO
SENSE at all to ***package*** a statically linked ***plugins***. Statically
linked plugins are to be built in libvlc.a in the build tree, and would be a
pure waste of disk space in /usr/lib/vlc/.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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