[Haskell-cafe] Re: Non-technical Haskell question
Benjamin.Rudiak-Gould at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Dec 6 15:51:37 EST 2004
Philippa Cowderoy wrote:
>The strip utility helps somewhat, I just dropped a wxHaskell app from a 10
>meg .exe to about 3.6 megs under windows.
You can also compress the stripped executable with UPX. GHC-generated
executables seem to compress very well (about 4:1 in my experience), and
even a very large executable, like GHC itself, decompresses so quickly
that I can hardly tell the difference in startup time. Caveat: this
actually increases virtual memory requirements, since the executable
image in memory can't be backed by the executable file on disk.
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