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RE: MCL wish list
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- Subject: RE: MCL wish list
- From: Dave Lucky <76557.704@CompuServe.COM>
- Date: 25 Oct 93 01:59:05 EDT
In article <CONVERSE.93Oct22153053@sloth.uchicago.edu>, Tim Converse writes:
>>One big wish: smaller executables. I'd love to be able to deliver Mac apps
>>in MCL where I now have to use C++ because of size.
>So how small an executable can the current version of MCL deliver?
>I.E. 1) how small can a "Hello, world" standalone app be, and
> 2) how quickly does the size of the app rise as you use
> more of the language?
I'm not sure about the answers to these questions. I think the minimum app is
around 1.5-2 MB on disk with an app partition size of around 2MB. Anybody else
know the skinny here?
In article <ogmAGg600WBMAENoIl@andrew.cmu.edu>, Blaine (via Michael Burks)
>Maybe when MacDylan comes out, this will be a more tractable problem -
>the development team will (hopefully) have small executable size as a
>goal from the outset.
I hope that Dylan implementations on the Mac have small executables, too. I
still would, however, like to create smaller executables for MCL. I hope the
MCL team can let me know if this is a pipe dream. Thanks.