One advantage would be a smaller binary. I tested this, and the binary with
not_used() linked in, was slightly smaller than the binary with
not_used() linked in.
I assume that the difference would be more significant if the not_used()
function was bigger, than the printf("this function is not used");
that it was in my code.
I would also assume that you would get a slight(albeit very slight)
speed increase, from not compiling in stuff that you don't need.
Personally if I was using SQLite I'd use it as a dynamic library.
Unless you really need your binaries/deps to be as small as
possible(perhaps for embedded work), I'd just link in the whole thing,
but I'd do it dynamicly. What do you need this for? If it's for use on
an ordinary computer or a server
> there is no(?) link-time advantage to putting functions
> into individual files for a shared library, which is,
> IMHO, why this seems to be a dying art/skill/science?
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