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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 17:23:01 +0100
From: Gautier <gautier DOT demontmollin AT maths DOT unine DOT ch>
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Subject: Re: Linker trimming unused code/data
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(short version of e-mail exchange)
> What unused data did you see?
Unused strings constants.

> Did you try linking with the -s switch, or running `strip' on the program
> after it is linked?  If not, please try that.
Neither `ld -s' nor `strip' do trim the unused strings in my test.
F.i.: the Borland Pascal linker does it, hence it trims the unused code
that refers to them too. Of course it has a rich information about
modularity.

Gautier

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