windam

CW 7 vs 8 MSL library size

Discussion created by windam on Aug 8, 2008
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2008 by Pascal Irrle
Hi Everyone,

I noticed in the MSL code size reported in the project pane is much smaller in CW 7.3 than it is in CW 8.2.
I was concerned that code compiled with 8.2 would result in a larger binary, but that is not the case.  The size of the binary is about the same as the one compiled with 7.3.  My guess is that it's probably deadstripping.
Anyway, here are the MSL sizes as reported in the project pane:
7.3 msl  ~45kW
8.2 msl  ~86kW
 
7.3 runtime  ~4.5kW
8.2 runtime  ~6.2kW

As you can see 8.2's msl is almost double of 7.3's.  So the question is:  what's in 8.2's msl that makes it so big?  I'm curious because if I including a library function that might increase my binary size, it would be nice to know.

Cheers,

-win

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