Stripping D symbols?
2korden at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 12:37:02 PDT 2010
On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 23:14:44 +0400, Heywood Floyd <soul8o8 at gmail.com>
> ..got it solved at last.. \o/
> Just writing it down here for future reference (since I found nothing
> when googling etc..)
> Strip can not manage this by itself. The linker, ld (el-dee) needs to be
> run with the "-exported_symbols_list"-option and given an empty file.
> Then the symbols created by dmd are treated as local, or whatever it is,
> and then strip can successfully strip them out. If CLI is used then a
> stripped binary can be created like this: (#-lines are treated as
> comments in the exported symbols file.)
> # echo "#empty symbols list for d-code stripping" > symlist
> # dmd -L-exported_symbols_list -Lsymlist myprog
> # strip myprog
> If XCode is used (with the D for Xcode plugin) an empty file can be put
> in the project root and then the "Exported Symbols File"-build property
> (for Release) can be set to the name of this file. Then, lastly a new
> Build Phase: Run Script can be added with the code
> strip build/Release/MyApp.app/Contents/MacOS/MyApp
> If the target is an OSX-app named MyApp.
> Hope it helps someone at some point... :)
Good to know and glad you solved that one. Many people are looking for a
way to strip symbols from the executable and reduce file size in general,
they should find your information useful.
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