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g++ Optimization Flags: -fuse-linker-plugin vs -fwhole-program

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am reading: http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Optimize-Options.html It first suggests: In combination with -flto using this option(-fwhole-program) should not be used. Instead relying on a linker plugin should provide safer and more precise information. And then, it suggests: If the program does not require any symbols to be exported, it is possible to combine -flto and -fwhole-program to allow the interprocedural optimizers to use more aggressive assumptions which may lead to improved optimization opportunities. Use of -fwhole-program is not needed when linker plugin is active (see -fuse- (HowTos)