@makeworld yeah but I don't think anyone has statically linked OpenSSL or the like into highly popular programs yet. if that was the case we'd be fucked
@makeworld also shit like Qt, if you use your own version instead of the system's it doesn't integrate with the rest of the system for e.g. themes
@keith good points, but it feels like those are more the exception than the rule. Having to package all my dependencies for many Linux distros to distribute my Go applications would be a nightmare.
@makeworld That's what distro maintainers and package managers are for. Use those. Don't reinvent the wheel.
- PLEASE never statically link code with major security implications into your programs under any circumstances, if the distro stops packaging updates or a user doesn't install them because it doesn't look like a security patch, they're fucked
- Static linking saves disk space if only a couple programs use small parts of a library, true, but that's not something you can guarantee is the case for everyone
@Seirdy @makeworld Also, programmers deciding to reinvent the wheel and use [XYZ fancy replacement for libraries that are already provided by the system] in their software has caused nothing but trouble for me in terms of stability lol. I've almost never had an issue with dynamically linked libraries, but I've had tons with smart-ass developers bundling in random shit because they think they know better than the distro maintainers
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