Size of crosscompiled exectuable

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Fri Jan 25 17:35:47 CET 2013

On 25/01/13 15:51, Stephen Paul Weber wrote:
> 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.

Ah, I see.  Yes, my executables are a similar size.  I'm not sure why, 
I'll try to look into it.


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