Linking in Dead Code
guytsalmaves-h at yahoo.com
Fri May 13 13:04:14 CEST 2011
If only 1% of an imported module is used, GHC will link in the entire module. Are there any plans, or at least some
ideas, to rectify this? One severe example of this is qtHaskell, where importing the top-level module causes glacial
compile (actually link) times and huge executables. Strip can fix the executable size (why does GHC not do this
automatically?), but linking remains a problem.
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