As a developer myself, I still fail to understand why you’d ever want to do this, but I still see it way too often to not say again what I say regularly: Don’t. Bundle. Libraries. I don’t care if it’s C/C++, Java, PHP, Python, there is a correct and easy way to use libraries. When you bundle:
- You add to your maintenance burden.
- You make it difficult or impossible for some distributions to include your software.
- You put yourself and your users at a disadvantage at a disadvantage for security and bug fixes.
- Somewhere, a baby seal is clubbed.
So . . .don’t!
Thank you. 🙂