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Shorten symbol names of anonymous functions in Flambda mode #8507
Precheck fails on #2268 not only because of #8506 but also because of some excessively long symbol names. These cause trouble on Windows platforms where there is a length limit on such things. The symbol names correspond to anonymous functions, whose names for convenience are equipped with the source filename and location. I have changed these names in this patch to strip any directory names, which should reduce problems in this area with very deeply nested directory structures and/or use of
In the future, the actual names of symbols won't really be relevant any more, since the DWARF information will enable debuggers and other tools to reconstruct proper names even for anonymous functions. (Furthermore, I believe the current namespacing proposals of @lpw25 are going to yield symbols that to a first approximation are just hashes.)
I will add a Changes entry to this in due course, since this is user-visible.