Why are beam files so large?

Kent Boortz <>
Wed Dec 6 22:32:05 CET 2000

A BEAM file now contains several structured sections. You can run
erlc like

  % erlc +compressed +no_debug_info ........

to get them alot smaller. There are still sections left that
can be removed, I don't know how. Check out the sections and
the sizes with

  1> beam_lib:info("foo.beam").


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