[R6RS] Modules, a second question

Michael Sperber sperber
Thu Sep 30 08:52:01 EDT 2004

>>>>> "Manuel" == Manuel Serrano <Manuel.Serrano at sophia.inria.fr> writes:

Manuel> Yes, but the nasty consequence is that all Unix Scheme
Manuel> programs linked against static libraries are likely to weight
Manuel> several megabytes. Even simple programs doing very simple
Manuel> things. IMHO this would be a weakness of the language.

Is this really still a problem these days?  Most Unix programs in any
language, linked statically, consume several megabytes, if not a lot
more.  Typical C++ object code weighs in the tons.  On the other
hand, the Scheme 48 VM plus the entire initial image (containing the
RTS) is less than 1.5 Megs.  MzScheme is even less, I think.

Is dynamic linking not an option?

Cheers =8-} Mike
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