Does `-fwhole-program' make sense when compiling shared libraries?

Jan Hubicka
Tue May 18 14:13:00 GMT 2010

> [ hmf.  This one got lost to an smtp error when I sent it yesterday.  It
> appears there's more or less agreement that at the moment you're supposed to
> manually annotate all external entry points if you want to use -fwhole-program
> on a library.  On windows, where we often do that anyway, it looks like it
> would make a great deal of sense to infer externally_visible from dllexport. ]

dllexport is attribute and I think you can quite easilly make frontend hook to
drop externally_visible attribute while handling it.  This would indeed make


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