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The Visual C++ Linker best practices: Developer Iteration

The time spent in the link phase could be a significant portion of an applications overall build time for most large projects. A user can quickly determine this by adding the '/time' flag to the linker command line. The 'Final: Total time' reports the total time spent in the link phase. There are essentially two primary scenarios to consider ...