On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 09:01:50AM -0400, Ansar Mohammed wrote:
> Are they needed for compiling anything from ports?

I have yet to find a port that *requires* profiled libraries.

They are only needed for developers wishing to "benchmark" code
(determine how long the system/processor stays within a specific
function), and use of profiled libraries has to be explicitly requested
(using gcc -p).

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