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Re: The bloat sweepstakes...


On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 07:44:03PM +0200, guerby@acm.org wrote:
> > 1857.3  264.9   13.2   2321.9   4457.2  gnat1
> 
> I'm curious as from where this big BSS is coming from and I'm
> surprised BSS size is adding up into the final executable size, do I
> miss something (BSS does not need to be present in the executable
> since it's for unitialized data, right)?

BSS does not take up space in the on-disk file, but it does contribute
to the in-memory footprint of the compiler, so it seemed relevant.

Hmm... nm --size-sort suggests that most of it is lib__util__info_buffer,
weighing in at just over 2MB.  I think this is for dumping .ali files;
it's not clear to me why it is not using Text_IO.

zw


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