[Python-Dev] Updating to autoconf 2.5x

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 05 Apr 2002 22:25:27 +0200

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal@lemburg.com> writes:
> > BTW, the man-page for ld mentions an optimization option
> > -On -- does anyone know what the affect of this option
> > is and whether its GNU specific ?
> Yes, it is GNU specific. It currently (binutils 2.11) only supports
> one level of optimization, and that is only used for ELF targets.  On
> ELF targets, if optimization is requested, the optimal table size for
> the symbol table is computed. Since ELF uses a hashing mechanism, the
> number of hash collisions depends on the table size. Under
> optimization, the linker tries all table sizes, and choses the one
> with the least collisions.

Thanks for the explanations. Probably not worth looking at for
Python, right ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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