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Bug#379748: information about unused direct dependencies and --as-needed in LDFLAGS

Package: developers-reference
Severity: wishlist


i just asked myself why we do not make use of --as-needed. While
searching the web i ended up with the following Blog entries by Ulrich
Drepper, which do pretty well explain when to use --as-needed and in
which cases it leads to problems:


it might be handy to have this information covered within the developers
reference somewhere.

    - michael

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