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Re: Trivial program size inflation

> On Jul 1, 2023, at 8:20 AM, wrote:
> This is also what I meant by "static seems to be considered deprecated".

Honestly, I find the obsession with static linking hilariously quaint.  NetBSD already bends backwards to an extreme degree by ensuring that old version of *system calls* work correctly *in the kernel*.  Some other systems provide the ABI contract at the libc boundary, and let the libc <-> kernel interface be fluid (keep the compatibility stuff in user-space where it belongs!)

Obviously this is not feasible to do with static binaries, and we have one platform that ONLY supports static, but for the rest, I honestly think we should officially deprecate static linking in the general case (obviously it has some uses in super-constrained environments, but in those cases we are often also using crunch’d binaries as well).

-- thorpej

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