The Perl FAQ states "If you're currently linking your perl
executable to a shared libc.so, you can often gain a 10-25%
performance benefit by rebuilding it to link with a static libc.a
I notice that the FreeBSD port of Perl5.00404 uses libc.so, as
does my Web service provider. I assume there is some reason why
this has been done, but I don't know what the differences between
libc.a and libc.so are.
Why might libc.a result in a performance gain, and does this
apply to FreeBSD?
Under which circumstances is it best to use each library?
Thanks (in advance) for your time,
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