Developer Guide and Reference


Understanding Code Layout and Multi-Object IPO

One of the optimizations performed during an IPO compilation is code layout. The analysis performed by the compiler during multi-file IPO determines a layout order for all of the routines for which it has intermediate representation (IR) information. For a multi-object IPO compilation, the compiler must tell the linker about the desired order.
The compiler first puts each routine in a named text section that varies depending on the operating system:
  • The first routine is placed in
    , the second is placed in
    , and so on.
  • The first routine is placed in
    , the second is placed in
    , and so on.

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