libiberty revisited

James Iwanek chthon at
Wed Mar 5 12:21:55 PST 2003

James Smaby wrote:

> Has anyone tried building a shared libiberty, and linking everything
> against that?  I know the binutils binaries are pretty big, and this
> could be because they link it in static.  It would make a fun test,
> at least.  Maybe see if there's a noticable performance change
> (static is normally faster, but if gcc, as, and ld are all using
> the same library, there would be less to load I guess).
> -James Smaby

ive actually managed to split the libiberty sources from binutils (so much
for the userguides "just drop it into your program") - ive got a little
cleanup work to do but i would be happy to post a link to it if anyone is

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