On Thu 20 Sep 2012 13:59:52 Andrey Rahmatullin escribió: > On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 05:34:36PM +0200, Mathieu Malaterre wrote: > > So I finally managed to get my C++ symbols file generated. However > > > > before shooting myself in the foot, I'd like to know if I need to > > generate the symbol file using -fvisibility=hidden or not ? > > Theoretically, it is much better to export only those symbols you (as the > upstream) actually intend to. Benefits vary from shortening the exports > table to clearly defining the ABI. But if you do that incorrectly, > problems may arise, so it may be better to not do that, especially if you > are not the upstream. On the other side, in the pkg-kde team we do use fvisibility=hidden. Yes, upstream may have an error. But normally in those cases means missing symbols and stuff that depend on your lib will FTBFS, so it's quite easy to check. Adding a symbol later is much easier than removing one (which normally means a soname change). P.S.: I am not *very* knowledgeable about this, so if anyone feels that I0m missing something do not heasitate in fixing it ;) Kinds regards, Lisandro. -- "Los pibes no piden que levantemos un muro para que tengan un límite, sino que los ayudemos a crecer en libertad." Padre Bergoglio - http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1153060 Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer http://perezmeyer.com.ar/ http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/
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