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Re: Size of binaries produced by GCC on SPARC/Solaris8

From: Jesse
Subject: Re: Size of binaries produced by GCC on SPARC/Solaris8
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:26:28 +0100

Sorry, I omitted to say that I am using g++3.3.2
And you can reach me at jean-christophe dot cota at eurocontrol dot int

"Jesse" <> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> I can see that the compiler is producing very large binaries (compared to
> SUN's FORTE) when I include symbols (-g). When I strip them, then the size
> is decreased substantially....
> ...well, more than substantially: I have a case where a shared library has
> size of 47 MB with symbols, and when stripped it is reduced to 1 MB !!
> Generally the ratio is around 20:1
> What's the problem with debug symbols ? Even using -g1 the gain in size is
> negligeable: 2 to 3 %.
> I guess this could be due to the way my GCC is built. I am using the
> package from sunfreeware.
> Any idea ?
> Many thanks in advance,
> JC.

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