On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Marco
Static compiling the stuff? How would this affect the
Hopefully not too badly if you use the right options. libc is huge,
but the linker should be able to throw out most of it if statically
linking, since Lua likely doesn't use most libc functions.
Alternatively, is the libc ABI stable enough that we could dynamically
link libc, and statically link everything else? The other libraries
required are very small.
static linking working across different libc versions?)
Yes, it should work fine, AFAIK. If you statically link everything
you're just using the kernel ABIs, which are supposed to be very
stable (especially for reasonably common stuff).
BTW, what about Mac OS / FreeBSD hosts?
Are there any shared webhosts you know of that run Mac or BSD? At
worst, they can fall into the same group as the no-exec() camp, able
to use Wikipedia content but not 100%.