Re: Goals for 2.10 - desktop-wide profiling

Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> writes:

> On Mer, 2004-09-22 at 14:21, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Tagging on the bottom; it'd also be nice to get GNOME optimising the
> > linker hash tables by default.  For the majority going "huh?" out there,
> > it's basically a way of making load times shorter without resorting to
> > the evil of prelinking.
> On the same theme there are also tools for reducing the number of
> symbols for resolution in shared libraries that Arjan van de Ven at
> least was using.

I saw recently that gcc 4.0 will be able to help with this. Apparently
the webpage is gone now (it was at, but the essence
is that gcc 4.0 can make symbols not visible unless you explicity
tells it that they are.

GTK+ and GLib currently has a scheme to do this with invisible
'internal aliases', but doing it with gcc should be a bit easier.


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