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Re: Fedora development switch to GCC 4.1.0-RH prerelease



On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 13:54 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 01:42:50PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> 
> > one thing that will be good is that this version of gcc automatically
> > detects that variables are never written to, and puts then in a special
> > ELF section; the result is that shared libs and binaries share that
> > memory between them instead of one for each app, and the total memory
> > usage of fedora will go down a bit as a result!
> 
> Errr.. sorry, but what are shared variables that no one ever writes
> to exactly good for?

it's mostly tables, for example an ascii to unicode conversion table.
But there's dozens and dozens of tables in all kinds of shapes and
forms.


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