Tiny executables

Vladimir Panteleev via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at puremagic.com
Sat Sep 20 13:19:03 PDT 2014

On Friday, 19 September 2014 at 08:07:51 UTC, David Nadlinger via 
digitalmars-d-ldc wrote:
> There is pragma(LDC_no_moduleinfo) [1], though, which might 
> still get you a long ways.

It did, thanks.

>> 3. Do I understand correctly that LDC uses COFF object files, 
>> however uses gcc/ld for linking? Meaning that MinGW uses COFF 
>> files on Windows as well?
> OTOH, yes, MinGW also emits object files as COFF. If you are 
> only interested in Win64 you could also try to use the 
> MSVC-based toolchain.

The MS linker seemed to work OK for my very simple cases.

> Stripping unused sections actually works with link.exe, in 
> contrast to MinGW's COFF linker.

For some reason the MS linker left the .ctors section as-is in 
the resulting EXE, but pragma(LDC_no_moduleinfo) took care of 

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