Subject: Re: [ Re: bash]
To: None <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/28/2001 05:27:25
Simon Burge <> writes:

>Hmm, little...
>	thoreau:~ 216> size ksh93-alpha /bin/*sh
>	text    data    bss     dec     hex     filename
>	1198476 47696   48316   1294488 13c098  ksh93-alpha
>	533316  25328   39868   598512  921f0   /bin/csh
>	601388  25232   26492   653112  9f738   /bin/ksh
>	641004  31248   23636   695888  a9e50   /bin/sh
>	763068  45048   1256156 2064272 1f7f90  /bin/tcsh
>All statically linked.  Little isn't a work that springs to mind!

Hehe... yeah but runtime-size after starting is about equivalent
to bash2 and it stays at that size (while bash continues to grow,
gobbling in heap like mad, just try to complete in a larger
directory.)  Also one should consider that compared to the other
shells, ksh93 is a fully featured scripting language with much of
the (mostly useful) cruft of things like tcl or perl.  On i386 in
interactive use, ksh93 stays about at 750K VSS/850K RSS, which,
while considerably larger than the bundled pdksh, is still less
than tcsh or bash runtime size (and most of it is text -- read
Wasn't there someone on this list who lectured about the evils
of comparing on-disk binary sizes? :)