Why is Erlang so large?
Tue Nov 30 12:44:30 CET 1999
Per Hedeland wrote:
> James Hague <jhague@REDACTED> wrote:
> >The tar.gz file for the latest Open Source Erlang release is close to 7
> >megabytes. Why so large? 7 MB of zipped source code is _huge_.
> Yeah, there's a lot of source code in there...:-)
There is also alot of bootstrap binary code ... unpacked ~3M,
I think one way to shrink the bootstarp is to use the standalone stuff.
Prebuild a standalone compiler, I have a version that is only 239514 bytes,
of compiling erlang code. It contains gzipped beam files.
The bootstrap phase is then to create the bootstrap standalone executable
(only 1 beam files needed ring0)
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