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Date: 2003-11-12 (22:54)
From: Eric Dahlman <edahlman@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Executable size?
Brian Hurt wrote:

> Ocaml uses at least some of these libraries itself (although not via
> printf- I was wrong about that).  So, to be fair, you need to statically
> link them into Ocaml binary as well- increasing it's size by half a
> megabyte or so as well.

Who said anything about being fair ;-)  I just was trying to point out 
the problems with the statement that C/C++ didn't need a library.

> As a side note, I just finished downloading a ~10M compressed program 
> (Adobe Acrobat reader) over a 56K baud modem.  Took about 45 minutes or 
> so.  Modems teach you to be patient.  If not, I'll trot out long winded, 
> boring stores about how as a kid I was forced to use a 300 baud modem to 
> connect to the internet, through fourteen feet of snow, up hill, both 
> ways!  :-)
> (eagerly awaiting the IP Transmission over string and 2 tin cans stories 
> from the good old days)

Well you have me beat I started out with 1200 baud of blazing speed.


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