[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software
Thu Mar 27 22:08:24 PST 2003
On Thursday 27 March 2003 16:23, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 02:53:14PM -0800, Nick Moffitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> > 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
> > data.
> 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.
FWIW, my case the size is exactly the same by using -O3 or -Os, go figure.;-)
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