[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software
Karsten M. Self
Thu Mar 27 16:23:34 PST 2003
on Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 02:53:14PM -0800, Nick Moffitt (email@example.com) wrote:
> begin Aaron Lehmann quotation:
> > If you are comparing sizes, you should use gcc's -Os option, which
> > optimizes for size.
> -Os gained the LNX-BBC project a 2% increase in available
> space on the CD. It's compressed data, so that's likely 3%-4% real
That statement bears validation. Compression is nonadditive. If the
optimization is independent of underlying data redundancy in the
compiled binary, I could see this being the case. If it's not, you may
only be getting 2% space savings.
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