[plt-scheme] back to --disable-shared

From: Bradd W. Szonye (bradd+plt at szonye.com)
Date: Fri Oct 8 16:54:54 EDT 2004

Matthew Flatt wrote:
> Unix software is often distributed as shared libraries, however ---
> especially when source is available, and especially for Linux. People
> who know more about distributing software have decided that shared
> libraries are usually better, and maybe I'm overlooking some advantage
> for PLT Scheme ....

Shared libraries scale better than static libraries. Many (most?) modern
operating systems arrange for them to share space in memory, not just on
disk, such that multiple processes using the same library will consume
fewer system resources.
Bradd W. Szonye

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