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[h-e-w] Re: emacs-20101130 windows binaries

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: [h-e-w] Re: emacs-20101130 windows binaries
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 06:02:10 +0200

> From: Harry Putnam <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:03:29 -0600
> Cc: address@hidden
> Older:
> ls -sh  ~/emacs/bin/emacs.exe
>   9.1M emacs/bin/emacs.exe
> Newer:
> ls -sh  ~/unpack/emacs-24.0.50/bin/emacs.exe
> 35M /cygdrive/c/Users/harry/unpack/emacs-24.0.50/bin/emacs.exe
> The more recent binary is 26 MB larger.  Thats nearly 300 percent
> bigger. 
> Is this normal or something I've caused some how?

The 9MB binary is stripped of all debugging info.  The 35MB binary
includes the debugging info, so that users could provide meaningful
information when Emacs crashes or otherwise misbehaves.

The size is larger only on the disk, the size of the running process
is unaffected.

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