I know you can use ./configure --with-gd to compile gd with php
and same with ming, to make flash movies, for example
However, I noticed on source code one tutorial showed
the php script link straight to the ming .so file, which made me wonder *IF*
that was because they didn't use ./configure...is it possible to do that with
gd and others? To use php and that library *without* ./configure? I found
that odd, unless I misunderstood what they were doing in that ming flash
example by connecting to that .so file
Is that something you can do with ming, gd library or any other without
./configure option? If that is the case, what are the performance differences
in using such a method?
Is it such a bad idea, that I should avoid such practices?
If I need to elaborate and show a code example, I will. I just never really
knew of such a way to use a library.
Thanks for your time