statically linked executable size

Tom Tromey tromey@redhat.com
Thu Jul 6 00:44:00 GMT 2006


Per> Does Elf have a mechanism to specify that this object/library requires
Per> some other library?  If so, then we can use that mechanism.

I don't know.

Bryce pointed out on irc that we don't even know how big the benefits
of this change might be.  So, we should profile first... maybe it
won't amount to much.

Per> The idea that users should have to specify which libraries to link
Per> with is something I find totally lame.

Yeah, I agree.

If we switched to BC compilation as the default, most users wouldn't
notice.

Tom



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