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feature request: create and use shared libraries #2372

vicuna opened this Issue Mar 23, 2004 · 2 comments


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vicuna commented Mar 23, 2004

Original bug ID: 2372
Reporter: administrator
Status: closed (set by @damiendoligez on 2012-01-27T19:16:10Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: feature
Fixed in version: 3.11.0
Category: ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)

Bug description

Full_Name: Benjamin Geer
Version: 3.07
OS: Linux
Submission from: (

Sometimes, a large number of small programs need to use a single very large
library. In these cases, if the library must be statically linked (as is
currently the case in Caml), the programs that use it all become very large as
well. It would therefore be useful if Caml could create and use shared
libraries. Some work has been done on this, but it is incomplete and not
necessarily portable:

Please consider adding this feature to the standard distribution.


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vicuna commented Apr 1, 2004

Comment author: administrator

XL is no big fan of shared libs, but let's keep that as a feature wish.


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vicuna commented Jan 27, 2012

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Implemented in 3.11.0.

@vicuna vicuna closed this Jan 27, 2012

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