Subject: Re: why no shared math library?
To: None <>
From: Charles Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/1993 17:11:30
   Is there any particular reason why libm.a isn't compiled and
   installed as a shared library?

Applications tend to use only a subset of libm.  It's not very big.
It doesn't really change.  Making it a shared library would slow down
numeric applications significantly.

   And perhaps also librpsvc.a?

I don't see what it would gain you, but I also don't see any
particular reason not to.