Size of crosscompiled exectuable

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at
Fri Jan 25 16:51:24 CET 2013

Somebody claiming to be Simon Marlow wrote:
>On 25/01/13 13:58, Nathan Hüsken wrote:
>>A simple hello world application has 1Mb in by 64 bit ubunut machine.
>>When I stript it, is has about 750kb.
>>When I build a cross compiler for android (arm), the executable has a
>>asize of about 10MB, stripped about 5MB.
>>That is huge, five times the size on my linux sysem.
>Not sure what you mean by "five times the size on my linux system". 
>What is 5 times larger than what?

He's saying that the size of the android executable (made by his cross 
compiler) is five time the sive of the equivalent Ubuntu executable (made 
by, I assume, his system's GHC).

The problem is not the size, but the size ratio.

Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
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