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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Similarities between Mingw-cross-env, *BSD Po

From: Nikos Chantziaras
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Similarities between Mingw-cross-env, *BSD Ports, and Gentoo Portage
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:45:59 +0300
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On 07/10/2011 04:47 PM, Volker Grabsch wrote:
Nikos Chantziaras schrieb:
And it would have allowed USE flags to configure the
packages when building them ;-)

I could have implemented a similar mechanism in our main Makefile,
but I hesitated for a specific reason: This would mean that we'll
get bug reports from people with with different configurations.

It is often hard enough to reproduce issues where everyone runs
exactly the same (full-featured) build. Allowing that kind of
flexibility would result in bug reports (and the need to invest
time to fix those) for many different configurations. And for what?
Just for saving a few hundred KB in the output *.exe files?

Oh, it's more than a few kB. I was able to cut the size from over 20MB to 8MB. This also included building everything with "-fdata-sections -ffunction-sections" and using a patched binutils to link with "--gc-sections" to do dead code stripping.

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