On 03/08/2018 10:40 AM, Michał Górny wrote:
> So, developers, please *stop adding USE=static-libs* to random libraries
> that have no reason whatever to be statically linked to. And by that I
> mean a good reason, not creeping featurism, not 'user asked for it', not
> 'this broken package hardcodes libfoo.a'.
> If upstream doesn't build static libraries by default, don't add flags
> to make it do it.
I've felt the same way for a long time. Flexibility is usually good, but
we shouldn't be going out of our way to add time bombs just because
"safe OR fragile" is technically added flexibility.