How Can I Inspect the Size Impact of Symbols in an App Binary: A Practical Guide for Apple Developers

In the previous posts we talked about Build Pipeline, Jargon, Static Linker vs Dynamic Linker. In this post we’ll benefit from the knowledge gained about the app wrapper’s folder structure and the placement of all the different binaries (frameworks and main app’s executable) to know where to look for. New in this post is learning how to use the nm command to inspect and count the number of symbols of each binary....

August 11, 2023 Β· 8 min