Re: Number of dynamically linked libraries (Was: Re: Gtk+4.0)

On 22/06/16 13:14, Sébastien Wilmet wrote:
Time for another Project Ridley?

Maybe; or maybe the benefit of those 30 extra libraries outweighs their
cost (CPUs are faster now than in the GNOME 2 days after all), but we
still shouldn't introduce more without good reasons.

If there is a compelling advantage to splitting up libraries, of course,
by all means do so.

And it doesn't count the dlopen'ed libraries, like for the GIO extension

The application potentially has an opportunity to provide feedback to
the user before it loads all of those, at least.

"Properly linked" hard dependencies seem likely to be a bigger issue for
GUI responsiveness than dlopen'd modules and *their* dependencies,
because we can't display anything (not even an empty window) until
has finished thinking about the relocations for hard dependencies, and
handed over control to main().

Simon McVittie
Collabora Ltd. <>

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