Pay as you go is really going to make a difference

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Thu Jan 23 12:37:22 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 10:01:07 UTC, Laurent Tréguier 
> On Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 23:51:23 UTC, FogD wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 10:51:37 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
>>> Many languages suffer from the C lib dependency which is kind 
>>> of suboptimal. It is time to depreciate that dependency.
>> A recent comparison of languages from this perspective.
> I don't understand these numbers. When compiling on Linux 
> x86_64 myself with DMD and LDC, I get a 900k executable and a 
> 692k executable, respectively. I also get different results 
> with GCC/Glibc (dynamic: 7.7k, static: 761k), or with the 
> assembly itself (760 bytes).
> It's like all the sizes in the blog post are bigger somehow. 
> How am I getting results so wildly different from the post ? 
> I'm a bit puzzled

Did you include the size of the C standard library and other 
related libraries?

"The size of all files which must be present at runtime 
(interpreters, stdlib, libraries, loader, etc) are included".

/Jacob Carlborg

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