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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Unused functions linked?

From: Tvrtko A. Ursulin
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Unused functions linked?
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:07:05 +0100
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> > I thought that someone said that one can solve this but putting them
> > in separate object file. I did that so I have two functions in a
> > separate object file. Both are left unused, but linker includes them
> > nevertheless..
> Than you might have other references in that file.  Normally, that's
> the way to go.  Oh, maybe we're talking about different things...
> Read what i wrote above: /all/ .o files on the command-line will
> /always/ be included into the resulting ELF file.  Maybe that's your
> problem?  The automatic lookup will only work for library (.a) files.

Thank you Joerg for a very detailed explanation!

The later was the solution for me. I was indeed linking many small .o files. 
Now I am combining them with avr-ar into .a archive, and linking with it.  
And it works as suggested.

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