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[REBOL] Re: Size of Rebol binary?

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 10-Apr-2002 11:26

Hi rebolinth, 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. :-) Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: