Terry Lambert asked:
Any chance we could get rid of all externally visable symbols that are not defined as being there by some standard, and not just __sF, since we are breaking the FORTRAN compiler and other third party code already?
This cannot be entirely done if you still want to manage library bloat. In short, library routines have shared interfaces between them---common variables or common functions---that are internal to the library and should not be used by applications.
To avoid this, you would have to bundle library functions together, which causes bloat. Worse, you would have to avoid or drastically limit your use of macros. (Any macro that uses one of these internal symbols generates a dependency in the compiled application.) It _would_ be a good idea to document any internal library symbols used by macros. Removing such symbols is a good way to break existing compiled applications. Library design involves a lot of tradeoffs. Tim Kientzle To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message