[MUD-Dev] Naming and Directories?
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Wed Mar 17 23:50:17 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999
On Tue, 16 Mar 1999 23:11:32 -0700
Chris Gray<cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA> wrote:
> Most compiler systems can only inline functions that they have the
> source to. So, that would work if you wrote your own strcmp(), but
> not with the (possibly highly optimized) system one.
There exist optimising linkers which are intelligent about common
library calls (or which can be configured to be so intelligent), and
which will recognise them and auto-inline the binary code at link
time. This of course requires collusion on the part of the compiler
and library authors, but the facility exists in certain commercial OS
and compiler suites. Its likely to take a while to reach Linux alas,
probably longer than IRIX-ish RQS support.
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