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CMake: Make most target symbols hidden by default

Authored by tstellar on Jan 14 2020, 7:15 PM.

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CMake: Make most target symbols hidden by default

Summary:
For builds with LLVM_BUILD_LLVM_DYLIB=ON and BUILD_SHARED_LIBS=OFF
this change makes all symbols in the target specific libraries hidden
by default.

A new macro called LLVM_EXTERNAL_VISIBILITY has been added to mark symbols in these
libraries public, which is mainly needed for the definitions of the
LLVMInitialize* functions.

This patch reduces the number of public symbols in libLLVM.so by about
25%. This should improve load times for the dynamic library and also
make abi checker tools, like abidiff require less memory when analyzing
libLLVM.so

One side-effect of this change is that for builds with
LLVM_BUILD_LLVM_DYLIB=ON and LLVM_LINK_LLVM_DYLIB=ON some unittests that
access symbols that are no longer public will need to be statically linked.

Before and after public symbol counts (using gcc 8.2.1, ld.bfd 2.31.1):
nm before/libLLVM-9svn.so | grep ' [A-Zuvw] ' | wc -l
36221
nm after/libLLVM-9svn.so | grep ' [A-Zuvw] ' | wc -l
26278

Reviewers: chandlerc, beanz, mgorny, rnk, hans

Reviewed By: rnk, hans

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Tags: #llvm

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D54439

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