bison distribution size < bison output size

Joe Buck jbuck@Synopsys.COM
Sun Jan 31 23:58:00 GMT 1999


I just verified an interesting fact: the size of the bison distribution
(1.25, without the *info files) is 1077385 bytes.

The size of the six .c files produced by bison from the corresponding
.y files is 1379385 bytes (some bison-produced .h files make this number
slightly higher).

So folding bison into the distribution and removing the .c files (as we
did for texinfo) actually reduces its size.

Caveat: Java puts us over the line; without the two Java parsers, bison
is bigger than the bison output.



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