[Issue 19570] pragma(inline) is emitting symbols

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Fri Jan 11 07:02:53 UTC 2019


Manu <turkeyman at gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|critical                    |normal

--- Comment #3 from Manu <turkeyman at gmail.com> ---
I'm not sure why it's critical, I don't recall doing that... Perhaps it was an
accident. I created another bug critical yesterday, but that was bad codegen,
failing to do the ABI proper.

> Besides, the reason it is emitted to the object file is in the case someone in another module takes the address of it.

>From another module being emit to the same object file, or another module
compiled into a separate object file?
I would expect taking the address would cause the code to be emit locally to
the module that's taking the address, rather than externing to a copy in the
module it's declared.

> Also, the linker is supposed to elide unreferenced COMDATs, so it should go away.

It doesn't. That's motivating this issue. But also I'm upset that it was there
in the first place. That's distinctly *not* honouring my "inline" request.

> This needs a better rationale for why it is a bug, let alone critical.

I mean, I don't feel like I should be presenting an argument here... an
explicit inline feature that doesn't do what's written on the tin seems like a

I think the rationale needs to support why it wouldn't behave the way you'd

Suggesting that we have to emit the function because a 3rd party should be able
to link to it is weird, because that's totally self-defeating.
Why is it inline then? I expect that if I've explicitly marked it inline, then
I can not extern to it, that would be the whole point.

Code that calls an inline function should either inline it as preferred, or if
it decides not to for some reason, emit the code locally into the referencing
module (and perhaps even don't emit a symbol name for the not-inline code).


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