Richard Coleman <coleman(a)math.gatech.edu> writes in xemacs-beta(a)xemacs.org:
In the INSTALL file for 21.2.8, there is the following paragraph.
The `--dynamic' option specifies that configure should try to link
emacs dynamically rather than statically.
The word emacs should be changed to XEmacs.
O.K. with me. We have every right to use the name `emacs', but that
appears to be about the only place in that file it appears.
Also, it would be helpful if this paragraph stated under which
circumstances this option is on by default.
My understanding is that dynamic linking is the default on every
system XEmacs runs on. I know this wasn't always the case.
I've noticed that on FreeBSD, most of the libraries seemed to be
linked dynamically even if this flag is not given.
This seems odd, since the wording in this file concerning
--site-runtime-libraries seems to discourage dynamic linking of
Hm. The wording sounds Martin-esque. I don't believe dynamic linking
should be discouraged. Static linking can be preferable if the binary
is going to be run on more than one machine, but that's not our call