Re: A cheap performance optimization

On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 10:42 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> One of the compiler people here at RedHat complained to me that most of
> Gnome is linked with --export-dynamic, which really bloats both the size
> and the load times (although prelink may alleviate that a bit). The ld
> documentation contains exact details about when --export-dynamic is
> needed, but it is never needed for libraries, and in most cases, it is
> not needed for apps either. 
> Currently, most of Gnome gets --export-dynamic from gmodule-2.0.pc,
> which is required by many libraries. Fortunately, with GLib 2.6, fixing
> this is as easy as requiring gmodule-no-export-2.0.pc instead of
> gmodule-2.0.pc. For completeness, I just added gmodule-export-2.0.pc as
> well.
> It would be a nice goal for Gnome 2.10 to replace all uses of
> gmodule-2.0.pc by either gmodule-no-export-2.0.pc or gmodule-
> export-2.0.pc (I guess the latter will be rarely needed).

Wasn't this needed to be able to use custom widget creation functions
with libglade?

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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