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fminshared

Specifies that a compilation unit is a component of a main program and should not be linked as part of a shareable object.

Syntax

Linux and macOS:
-fminshared
Windows:
None
Arguments
None
Default
OFF
Source files are compiled together to form a single object file.
Description
This option specifies that a compilation unit is a component of a main program and should not be linked as part of a shareable object.
This option allows the compiler to optimize references to defined symbols without special visibility settings. To ensure that external and common symbol references are optimized, you need to specify visibility hidden or protected by using the
-fvisibility
,
-fvisibility-hidden
, or
-fvisibility-protected
option.
Also, the compiler does not need to generate position-independent code for the main program. It can use absolute addressing, which may reduce the size of the global offset table (GOT) and may reduce memory traffic.
Alternate Options
None