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From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] News item announcing as-needed (glep 42 stuff)
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:35:44
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] News item announcing as-needed (glep 42 stuff) by "Tomáš Chvátal"
On 26-07-2010 22:29:06 +0200, Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
> Starting today all applications emerged on your system are linked > together with additional LDFLAGS="-Wl,--as-needed". This option > allows us to avoid linking extra libraries into the final binary > improving startup times and more importantly making binaries more > resistant to a library SONAME changes [1].
While this is sort of the end result, I'd suggest making a more correct statement here, like "and more importantly possibly reducing breakage of binaries and libraries after a library SONAME changes". -- Fabian Groffen Gentoo on a different level