Thread: to reduce footprint

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    to reduce footprint

    Hello everyone,

    I am wondering how to reduce the footprint of a binary build (C/C++) program generated by gcc.

    1. Any ideas of reduce the footprint of a debug version build?
    2. Any ideas of reduce the footprint of a release version build?

    I think some linker or compiler options may help, what are they? Any other ideas to reduce footprint?

    thanks in advance,

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    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    First try stripping the executable. This can be done during compiling by passing -s or after compiling is done by using the command strip (followed with a parameter like --strip-unneeded).

    The second method or step is to use an executable packer.

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