C++ linking gets a ‘gold’ star

Murray Stokely mentioned the new ‘gold‘ linker for GCC in a blog post. It’s going into binutils, and apparently would provide a nice speedup for linking C++ code. This won’t help so much with (most of) a buildworld on DragonFly, but it would definitely help for KDE or other large third-party applications. (via) No, I don’t know why it’s called ‘gold’.

3 Replies to “C++ linking gets a ‘gold’ star”

  1. I was assuming ‘____ Optimized,’ but I’m in a vacuum here. :)

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