dev-c++ file sizes are huge

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    dev-c++ file sizes are huge

    I am using Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2 with all the updates and when I make a dll with NOTHING in it (a dll that does nothing) the dll size is 400kb. Same thing if I create a win32 app or anything.

    Generate debuging info is off, if it is on it creates a file 1mb.

    Whats going on here?

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    Try stripping the executable, it can cut you file sizes in half. While there is an option (somewhere) in dev-cpp to strip executables I normally (at the command line) do strip <exe name>.
    Hope that helps.

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    Ahh ya went from 400kb to 11kb. That is the whole problem, thanks.

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