Giant executables.. what am I doing wrong?

Joshua Nye
Tue Oct 15 05:19:00 GMT 2002

> If you run 'nm' on your pre-stripped executable you will see all the
> compiled in functions from the C library and any other libraries. When you
> do a static compile it doesn't just include only the needed function(s),
> the entire C library .a file. That's why I recommended going with a

Whoops. That's not entirely correct. Only all the other functions in the C
object file that the needed function happened to be in.


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