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SubjectRe: Linux v2.5.46

On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Kai Germaschewski wrote:
>
> > Why not just hexdump the thing into an array of char foo.c file,
> > then compile that.
>
> Well, I wouldn't think there's any toolchain which doesn't support the
> current way when given the right flags, so that looks faster and cleaner
> to me.

Especially since we expect the array to be potentially megabytes in the
end (especially if somebody wants to make a bootable CD using this), and
at least traditional gcc's would do horrible O(n^2) things with big
initialized arrays.

Much better to just tell the tools it is a blob.

Linus

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