[Lazarus] Large program size - 1.8 MB for empty GUI project (uses clause in initialization vs implementation?)

svaa svaa at ciberpiula.net
Thu Apr 9 11:35:44 CEST 2009

Vincent Snijders escribió:
> No, the initialization section of the graphics unit and its dependencies 
> is used. The lesson is: you cannot smart link away initialization (and 
> finalization) sections of a unit.
> Vincent
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Why not?

Is there are a design reason for such behavior?

I mean.
Is there a reason why a linker should never remove such sections?
Or the problem is that it is too difficult  and complex to implement  
such a  smart compiler/linker?

Santiago A.

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