Rick Moen mentioned:
> Separately from that point, if efforts at code re-use create a situation
> of extremely tangled dependencies, then one may start to have problems
> in system maintenance and other areas. Whether a particular project has
> such problems is a matter of judgement.
I still have to get my head around dynamic libraries in Linux, but I am of
the impression that it is possible to have many versions of the same library
installed on one's machine. So I could run Galeon 1.23 with Mozilla 0.999,
Galeon 1.343 with Mozilla 1.02 and Galeon 2.0 with Mozilla 1.93.
If I delete Mozilla 1.02, then Galeon 1.343 should attempt to use Mozilla
Note I am talking about the libraries, not executables, and I am assuming a
package manager that does not insist on overwriting existing binaries. As if
there were such a thing.
I am sure corrections will be provided promptly.
Of course, having 20 copies of nearly identical .so files will eat up disk
space. But realistically, what else can we fill those 20Gb hard disks with?
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