[Pkg-pascal-devel] Bug#784493: Qt4's WebKit removal: rising severity to important

Matthias Klumpp matthias at tenstral.net
Sun Nov 20 22:00:55 UTC 2016

2016-11-20 21:23 GMT+01:00 Paul Gevers <elbrus at debian.org>:
> Hi Matthias,
> On 20-11-16 17:59, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
>>> @Matthias, should we reduce the amount of exported symbols even further,
>>> now we have a change with a soname bump?
>> This would help a lot - in theory, we could simply hide all C++
>> symbols and only export C ABI, since AFAIR that is the only API used
>> from FPC/Lazarus. This would make symbols file maintenance really
>> easy.
> Do you know how to do that, I don't have any experience with that.

There is AFAIK no automatic way to do that - you need to compile all
sources with -fvisibility=hidden and then whitelist the symbols you
want to export in the code (there are macros for that).
So, this will involve manual work and can't be automated, unfortunately.


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