Linking large D programms

Walter Bright newshound1 at
Sat May 1 08:29:21 PDT 2010

Robert Clipsham wrote:
> I hear GOLD is destined to replace ld, and is supposedly far faster. 
> Your distro might have a repository for it, if not you'll have to 
> compile it from source. It might also be worth profiling (go)ld while 
> it's linking, and seeing where it's spending the most time. If it's 
> spending a lot of time reading object files then the solution would be 
> to combine some object files into one before invoking the linker, eg 
> using dmd's -lib switch or passing all the files at once and using -of 
> foo.o so only one object file is produced.

Robert's right, passing as many as you can on one command line with -offoo.o 
will result in one .o file, this should greatly speed linking.

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