Andy's Blog – Question: Why do empty XE2 VCL projects have an EXE size of 7 MB compared to XE where the same project has only 0.9 MB? Answer: You are compiling the project with the Debug configuration. And XE2 changed the default options for the Debug configuration to include the Debug Information into the EXE file. You can turn that option off in the project options under “Linker”. Or you can move them to an external *.tds file (the option under “Debug Information”). The debugger doesn’t need those Debug information because it gets the required information directly from the DCU and DCP files as it did in ...
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