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Re: Symbols and C++ inline constructor

On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 11:46:26PM +0100, Thomas Weber wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have a question about an inline constructor and debian/symbols. 
> The code looks like this:
> class X {
> 	public: 
> 		X() { some code };
> }
> According to http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Inline.html, this means
> that the constructor is inlined.

Good question.  IIRC inline is only a hint--it's not guaranteed to
be inlined if the compiler thinks it's more efficient not to.  From
the symbols POV, what really matters is the content of the ELF
symbol table.  If it's present then include it, otherwise don't.


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