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

On Thu, Feb 12, 1998 at 09:41:30AM -0800, Adam Klein wrote:
> 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:

Right, but I have another thing to say:

I find those extra lessons in Linux internal ways sometimes very
educational. You snipped it, but he explained a lot about start up code and
linking etc...

This is a strong reason to skim in all threads of the debian list,
everywhere are some gems hidden ;)


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