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>Of course, calling printf makes it big again, but that's no real surprise
>(and it's still not as big as before).

Yes. That would be a far harder problem to solve - the problem is just that
the stdio implementation in glibc is based on GNU libio, which is pretty
large. For space-critical applications you might want to build a library
containing an alternative stdio (maybe the one from newlib) and link with
that.

>It seems prudent to call _exit() in exit() and abort() rather than do
>absolutely nothing, though; this avoids a segfault at shutdown if you
>actually do any work in main().

Good point.

p.



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