[fpc-devel] don't you think it'stime toupdatedelphimodecompatibility? - IDispatch, implements

Daniël Mantione daniel at deadlock.et.tudelft.nl
Sun May 29 12:30:50 CEST 2005

Op Sat, 29 May 2004, schreef Matthias Hryniszak:

> In addition comparing the sources of VCL and FCL they
> don't differ that much and the source isn't that much bigger so by this kind
> of differences the problem must lie with compiler/linker.

It *is* the source. The compiler is perfectly capapable of removing unused
code ust as well as the Delphi compiler. So, if you're pointing at the
compiler I assume you either have smartlinking disabled or that there is
debug information in the executable.

However, not much time has been spent to make sysutils, classes etc.
smaller. This effort has been done on the system unit in the past, which
can explain the difference.

But then again, while I don't use the FCL very much, if have not yet seen
examples of unacceptable sizes yet.


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