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cmd/compile: remove -dolinkobj? #28220

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mdempsky opened this issue Oct 15, 2018 · 2 comments

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commented Oct 15, 2018

cmd/compile has a flag -dolinkobj, which can be used to skip emitting linker objects. This was useful for things like running cmd/vet over the compiler's emitted package export data, without spending time in the compiler backend.

However, this functionality is not currently used within the base repo anymore. cmd/vet stopped using it in CL 37691 (8a93546), and the asmtests stopped using it in CL 107336 (26085fc).

Are there any remaining uses outside of tree? Is it worth keeping around for any reason?

/cc @josharian

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commented Oct 15, 2018

I know of no reason to keep it.

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commented Oct 16, 2018

Change https://golang.org/cl/142677 mentions this issue: cmd/compile: remove -dolinkobj flag

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