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Pascal Monett Silver badge

Library bloat ?

It's not because you have no need for some of the functions of a library that nobody else does. The library was not written for you, it was written to answer a specific set of requirements and contains the code necessary to do so.

Asking the compiler to remove functions that are never called is an interesting idea though. I would guess it is technically possible.

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