libgpc.a (file.o)

Adriaan van Os gpc at microbizz.nl
Mon Dec 1 01:52:27 CET 2003


When I look at libgpc.a with the "size" tool, I see that the file.o 
section has a rather large DATA section.

[G4:gcc-lib/powerpc-apple-darwin/3.3.2] adriaan% size libgpc.a
__TEXT  __DATA  __OBJC  others  dec     hex
14949   2992    0       0       17941   4615    libgpc.a(rts.o)
34176   49780   0       0       83956   147f4   libgpc.a(file.o)
5668    128     0       0       5796    16a4    libgpc.a(rts-va.o)
440     37      0       0       477     1dd     libgpc.a(rtsc.o)
10368   93      0       0       10461   28dd    libgpc.a(string.o)
21299   4074    0       0       25373   631d    libgpc.a(error.o)
6457    109     0       0       6566    19a6    libgpc.a(string2.o)
21039   385     0       0       21424   53b0    libgpc.a(time.o)
2880    5106    0       0       7986    1f32    libgpc.a(random.o)
31866   6454    0       0       38320   95b0    libgpc.a(filename.o)
4929    141     0       0       5070    13ce    libgpc.a(files.o)
5848    2149    0       0       7997    1f3d    libgpc.a(getopt.o)
2216    37      0       0       2253    8cd     libgpc.a(numtodec.o)
4560    281     0       0       4841    12e9    libgpc.a(sets.o)
2272    69      0       0       2341    925     libgpc.a(heap.o)
4928    81      0       0       5009    1391    libgpc.a(math.o)
1568    33      0       0       1601    641     libgpc.a(endian.o)
580     5       0       0       585     249     libgpc.a(move.o)
7470    430     0       0       7900    1edc    libgpc.a(init.o)
64      33      0       0       97      61      libgpc.a(gpc.o)

Disassembly shows a 50 KB data chunk in file.o filled with (mainly) 
zero's. Looks to me like a waste of space.

Regards,

Adriaan van Os




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