Static Linking

Julius Schmidt
Tue Feb 22 18:16:00 GMT 2011

Some functions in glibc like gethostbyaddr don't like to be statically linked 
(well, you can, but they require the dynamic libraries, defeating the purpose 
of static linking). Is there some rationale behind this? (beyond hurr durr 
static linking sucks why do you use it; i know, Ulrich)
I don't mean to start a religious flamewar about static vs dynamic 
linking; I'd just like to hear why this decision was made.


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