[REBOL] Re: Size of Rebol binary?
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 10-Apr-2002 11:26
On Tuesday, April 09, 2002, 9:43:32 PM, you wrote:
rndn> I see.., rebol is remarkeble small, but I think we forget
rndn> that it is realy is just a fine compressed binary, wich expands
rndn> in memory like a baloon.
It isn't compressed, actually. Indeed, you can see that Zip can
compress /View (I don't have Core at hand) by 35%.
rndn> A core dump produces at least 2,5 MB !
That includes MUCH more than the code. REBOL creates a lot of
things in memory upon startup, just think that every value uses at
least 16 bytes (on 32 bit systems). If you sum up all the memory
used by everything in SYSTEM just after startup you'll probably
end up to something close to the 2MB figure.
rndn> so dont be fooled that its only 225 Kb..
The native code is actually that small, believe it or not. :-)
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: http://web.tiscali.it/rebol/index.r