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- Subject: Re: size of lua
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 06:37:21 +0100 (CET)
> In message <20040110035810.8A7FC299B3@xprdmailfe22.nwk.excite.com>, "Stan Folle
> te" writes:
> >Today I installed Lua because I was told it was small. I discovered
> >it is about 105k. That sounds small at first until you realize perl
> >is only ten kilobytes, or one-tenth the size of Lua.
> >Why is Lua so big?
> Perl is not 10kB. The perl executable which loads the real library is small.
Similarly, if you compile Lua as a shared library, you find that the main
executable is only about 4kb. Pretty silly comparison, though!
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