ghc image size

Vorin, Michael
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 10:33:21 +1000

I just recently starting to use the ghc compiler and am astonished by the
size of the executables. Out of interest, why are they so large? Is there
any work in progress to make the resulting executable/object somewhat more
"normal" in size?

I read in the Haskell mailing list archives discussions relating to reducing
the barriers to broader acceptance of functional programming by the general
programming community (in particular Haskell) - I would regard this as one
of these barriers.