Re: On the cost of libraries

On Sat, 1 Sep 2001, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On 01Sep2001 11:52PM (+0200), Drazen Kacar wrote:
> > 
> > I would strongly recommend against libraries having data which is not
> > accessed by functional interfaces. If there is such data, the library
> > must be loaded even if it will never will be used and run-time linker
> > must process data relocations.
> oaf / bonobo-activation has an instance of this mistake (it exports an
> array that has the popt options rather than a function to get it). Is
> it worth breaking the API freeze on bonobo-activation to fix it?

I think so, if it is just one symbol. And the popt array is mostly only 
used in one place in apps too.
/ Alex

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