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Re: about lpe
On Sat, 24 Apr 1999, Birger Langkjer wrote:
> > > I forgot about static linking. I have looked at slang and lpe would be
> > > still smaller than VI
> > >
> > > > lpe is only 96493, /bin/vi is 437428 (I suppose vi can be compiled to fill
> > > > less)
> > > >
> > >
> > > I suspect it has curses compiled statitic in it.
> > For shame. How did MS make the Win95 version so small :)
> > ls -l edit.com -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69886 Jul 11 1995 edit.com
Tru removing that big qbasic.* from there ;-)
> A very good question.
> A statically linked lpe is actually >800 K :-)
> I don't know how to bring that down. Maybe some old Atari programmers can give
> advice :-)
Usually: why build it static? The system only requires *one* static
editor, and only for cases of terrible disaster, where if they have a
remote chance of fixing it, they also know at least basic vi.
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