Python proper on Linux, `.a' vs `.so'

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Thu Jun 5 11:58:26 CEST 2003

Gerhard Häring wrote:
> Does Linux share .so's across different applications? If not, all 
> you save is some hard disk space.

Yes the text is shared across apps so memory is saved.
The other big advantage of a .so is that it can
be upgraded independently of the programs that use it.


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