[fpc-devel] Delphi smart-linking perspective ( Language change and implementation ... )

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Fri Jun 5 18:58:50 CEST 2009

On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 18:44:37 +0200 (CEST)
Daniƫl Mantione <daniel.mantione at freepascal.org> wrote:

> Op Fri, 5 Jun 2009, schreef Paul Ishenin:
> > How difficult is to teach compiler to remove them during
> > compilation?
> I sense a hope that somehow the compiler developments will ultimately
> be able to turn large Lazarus executables into small ones. It is not 
> realistic.
> The WPO features Jonas is working on are very promising, and I think
> he is doing something unique, I know no competing compiler that does
> it.
> But....
> The compiler will never be automatically able to remove PNG readers,
> XML parsers and so on, because the LCL deliberately is designed to
> make executables handle such data.
> What is resonable to expect is that due to advances into making the 
> compiler more clever, occasionally small gains will be achieved.

I think you guys are doing a great job. From 93MB with debugging
info down to 9mb is quite a big step. Especially since 2mb are icons
and images.


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