[fpc-pascal] generated exe file size

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.ugent.be
Thu May 26 10:27:49 CEST 2005

On 26 mei 2005, at 05:44, Bisma Jayadi wrote:

> The code is compiled using FPC with faster code optimization, generate 
> exe file
> with size 435 KB. While it is compiled using Delphi with optimization, 
> generate
> exe file with size (only) 83 KB. Why FPC generate that so big exe 
> file? I only
> use Variants unit explicitely.

Make sure you turn on smart linking (-XX). Also, stripping of debug 
information is broken in the current versions of the GNU linker, which 
we use. We cannot help that, and older versions in which this does work 
cannot link with certain libraries.


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