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Re: lintian -- detecting hundrets of bugs within seconds...

On Thu, Feb 12, 1998 at 10:29:07AM +0000, Charles Briscoe-Smith wrote:
> joost witteveen wrote:
> >That argument about C programmes taking less space is rather bogus.
> >
> >Ever tried typing
> >
> >echo 'main(){printf("Hello, world. Im C, and Im BIG!\n");}' > hello.c
> >gcc hello.c -o hello
> >du hello
> >
> >echo '#!/bin/bash' > hello
> >echo 'echo hello, world. Im bash (or perl or whatever), and Im small'>>hello
> >du hello
> That demonstration about shell scripts taking less space is rather bogus.
> I'm not saying that the hypothesis is wrong, just that the demonstration
> is flawed.  There are large overheads involved with a minimal C program;
> after the program gets a bit bigger, the overheads are negligible.

I have just one thing to say on this subject:


Adam Klein

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