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Date: 2008-01-11 (20:32)
From: Lukasz Stafiniak <lukstafi@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why is ocaml so big?
For a starter, try 3.10.1 with -nopervasives:
- PR#4174 ocamlopt: fixed ocamlopt -nopervasives

On Jan 11, 2008 1:39 PM, Giles Constant <> wrote:
> Hiya,
> I'm gradually falling in love with Ocaml, but my main hobby is writing demos,
> mainly in the 64k category.  Ocaml is a great way of writing small code, alas
> it comes with a zonking great lump of baggage :-)
> "Hello world" written in ocaml and compiled with ocamlopt is 81K on my 32 bit
> linux box, which instantly rules it out.  (running it through upx packer, it
> comes out at 37k, which is still too high).
> Are there any options which can strip this down to the bare minimum?  I'm
> guessing that much of the code in there is part of the garbage collection
> code, in which case, I'll have to give up, but it would be nice to use
> ocaml :-)
> Thanks,
> Giles