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Wish list: Generics collapsing

TURBU Tech – One annoying thing I’ve noticed in building my script compiler is the way the use of generic collections tends to bloat up the size of your EXE.  I use generics for a lot of things; a compiler uses lists, stacks and lookup tables (dictionaries) all over the place.  When I was building it with DeHL, the compiler plus a very simple test frontend compiled into a 36 MB behemoth of a binary, and a quick look at the mapfile shows that the vast majority of that was DeHL collections.  Now that I’ve switched to the more simplified Collections library, it “only” takes 23 MB, a ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2011-02-09 23:13

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