Twisted 1.0.4

Erik Max Francis max at
Wed Apr 23 05:14:58 CEST 2003

Andrew Bennetts wrote:

> Using gcc doesn't require you to link against anything, let alone
> LGPLed
> libraries -- although of course that is the most common situation;
> most
> systems using gcc will also be using glibc.  But the libraries linked
> against
> are a seperate issue to the point I was making about gcc; using gcc
> doesn't
> necessitate using LGPLed libraries, ...

While that's in some sense technically true, any use of gcc to build an
application -- that is, actually create an application rather than
simply compile to object code via the -c option -- _will_ silently link
in those pesky LGPL libraries like libc or libg++.

In special forms of embedded systems where you in effect have your own
operating system, one might use gcc in a way where no such linking takes
place, but for any typical application it will, whether you realize it
or not.  (I'm not sure whether or not you're aware of this, but I
thought I'd point it out anyway.)

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