Why are beam files so large?

Joe Armstrong joe@REDACTED
Wed Dec 6 20:07:13 CET 2000

In building my SAE I noticed that the beam files in R7B seem to have grown somewhat
and are about twice the size of earlier versions. Are they compressed by default? -
can I strip the string tables etc? -  can I reduce the size?

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