Ulrich Drepper drepper at redhat.com
Sat Feb 12 05:21:00 UTC 2005

Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:

> I've seen Mandrake has started compiling KDE with -fvisibility=hidden.
> They say this improve load times considerably. Has this flag other nasty
> consequences?

It changes the API of all the DSOs.  Programs might simple stop working
since functions are no longer exported from DSOs.  One cannot simply add
this flag.  All functions in a DSO which have ever been used by any
program must be exported.

➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖
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