Subject: bin/361: true and false are 12kb each..
To: None <gnats-admin>
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/22/1994 14:50:05
>Number:         361
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       true and false are 12kb each..
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 22 14:50:02 1994
>Originator:     Bill Sommerfeld
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System: NetBSD 1.0-ALPHA NetBSD 1.0-ALPHA (ORCHARD) #4: Fri Jul 22 10:36:08 EDT 1994 i386

	/usr/bin/true and /usr/bin/false are too big.
	on i386, they're 12kb each.
	choose one or more:
	link statically.
	call _exit(); instead of exit();
	replace with one-line shell scripts.
	(though I hear AT&T has a copyright on those :-) ).

	Seriously, the minimum shared-library executable size seems to
	be 12K (3, 4k blocks), which seems to be larger than desirable..