Binary bloat in 7.10

Jeremy voldermort at
Wed Apr 1 12:36:52 UTC 2015

Roman Cheplyaka-2 wrote
> I'm not denying (or confirming) your claim, but it would look more
> legitimate if you compared the same version of Cabal compiled with
> different versions of GHC.
> At least some of this bloat could be because Cabal simply gained more
> code.

Tricky to test that because of dependencies and global package db.

I haven't measured the amount of code in Cabal, but I doubt it's increased
that much, and there has been a big jump in the installed size of every

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