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#15919 new task

Deprecate split objects

Reported by: bgamari Owned by:
Priority: highest Milestone: 8.8.1
Component: Compiler Version: 8.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
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For several reasons (see below) we now generally recommend users use split sections instead of split objects.


  • SplitSections is quite a bit simpler
  • SplitSections may produce smaller binaries
  • SplitSections requires fewer assembler invocations, potentially improving compilation time (see #11285, #15051)
  • SplitSections is the approach used by most C compilers, meaning we may avoid edge cases that SplitObjects may turn up

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