Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1999 13:12:24
> I'm sorry, but I am willing to take a slight run-time penalty on the
> _compiler_ (of all things) if it means I can save a fair chunk of
> disk space
> (and memory, if I'm doing multiple compiles at once).
Umm, given that BSD has had shared text for a very long time, I don't
understand why this would be the case. If all you're doing is
compiling programs written in a single language, I'd think that shared
libcc1 would *increase* memory usage, as PIC code is almost invariably
less space-efficient than non-PIC code.
Todd: can you quantify the effect of this change (memory and disk
usage) on one or two platforms?
> In fact, the disk space savings of shared libcc1 is downright critical
> to get the compiler to fit on some of our platforms!
This, on the other hand sounds important..