Program size, linking matter, and static this()

Sean Kelly sean at
Fri Dec 16 15:08:31 PST 2011

On Dec 16, 2011, at 1:38 PM, Trass3r wrote:

> A related issue is phobos being an intermodule dependency monster.
> A simple hello world pulls in almost 30 modules!

This was one of the major motivations for separating druntime from phobos.  The last thing anyone wants is for something in runtime to print to the console and end up pulling in 80% of the standard library as a result.

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