[Ffmpeg-devel] [patch] gcc4 visibility support
Wed Jun 7 11:55:29 CEST 2006
On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 10:52 +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > At the risk of talking utterly non-sense: in what respect does this
> > concept differ from declaring a symbol static or non-static?
> It is the same concept, but applied at the shared library level rather than
> individual object files. Internal functions and data need to be accessible
> from multiple source files, so declaring them static is not an option, but
> hiding them from apps linking to a shared library can be a good thing. The
> visibility attribute has no effect on static libraries, as these are merely
> a collection of object files.
Yep, I already see the flaw in my reasoning. In that case imho it's an
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