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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/graphics/xzgv

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 11:03:54PM +0100, John Marino wrote:
> Assuming that the assertion that symbol lookup is slower than recursive
> search is even true, one would still choose slower-but-works over
> faster-but-broken.  You can't bring up speed of compilation as a problem
> when the entire pkgsrc wrapper system slows down native compilation by
> an order of magnitude with a package like gcc.

It is not an assertion. Symbol lookup *is* recursive. That is a very
fundamental property of ELF. This is *not* about compile time. It is all
about runtime.


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