Random thought on program sizes
- Did you notice that sources for gcc are roughly twice as large as
sources for the linux kernel?
If you kick out g77, java, and other language backends, leaving only
core and c compilation support, you lose about half of the weight of
the code. Then again, if you drop most of the drivers from the kernel,
you lose about half of the weight of *that*, too.
Which leads me to the (meaningless, really) rule of thumb that compilers
are generally about twice as big as kernels.
believing is seeing