Program size problem

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    That means Dev-C++ 4 is much better than Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2!
    That's why I use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight
    That's unfortunate, but at this point and in this case it is normal. Read the MinGW FAQ on "Why is my C++ binary so large?", since Dev-C++ uses the MinGW port of GCC by default. If after using strip the executable size is still too large, you may consider using UPX.


    But Dev-C++ 4, aside from being outdated itself, uses an outdated compiler set.
    UPX and strip both make programs from 450Kb-s to 250Kb-s.

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    So looks like I'm going over to Dev-C++ 4!

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    The only thing that annoys me about Dev-C++ 4 is that you can only compile projects.

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    Well I tested the Dev-C++ 4 and I always get an error: Error in resource file

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    Never mind, I found the problem. It made a resource file:
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    500 ICON MOVEABLE PURE LOADONCALL DISCARDABLE "C:/PROGRAMS/DEV-C++/Icon/MAINICON.ICO"
    Problem was that I didnt have Icon folder in my Dev-C++ folder.

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    That means Dev-C++ 4 is much better than Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2!
    No, it doesnt. As an IDE, Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2 is better than Dev-C++ 4. The compiler it uses by default, the MinGW port of GCC 3.4.2, is newer and hence updated to the standards compared to the MinGW port of GCC 2.95, which Dev-C++ 4 uses. It isnt the IDE, but the compiler set that is causing this size increase. I dont understand why exactly, but if you read the FAQ that I linked to, it is probably something legal.

    But unless you have a special need to worry about executable size, this shouldnt be much of a problem since the executable size penalty is only incurred once. This means that doubling the code in a hello world program isnt going to double the executable size - so for more complex programs, the size penalty becomes less severe.

    UPX and strip both make programs from 450Kb-s to 250Kb-s.
    You should use strip first, and then UPX. The resulting executable should be under 100 KB, in my case for a hello world program it is around 74 KB.

    So looks like I'm going over to Dev-C++ 4!
    As I said, for the most part, executable size generated isnt everything. It is your choice in the end, but you should realise that you'll be using an outdated IDE where a new and improved one is available, and you'll be using an outdated compiler set that may hinder your development in the long run.
    Last edited by laserlight; 09-19-2005 at 03:31 AM.
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