git binary size...

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-01-12 05:26:17
Guess what the difference is here?

	[torvalds@g5 ~]$ du -sh bin/
	14M     bin/
	[torvalds@g5 ~]$ du -sh bin/
	5.8M    bin/

Give up?

In one case, "git" was compiled with the default options in the git 
Makefile. In the other one, the "-g" was removed.

Now, maybe this is extra visible with PowerPC (32-bit) binaries, and it's 
not as bad on x86, but it's still a bit distressing.

That "-g" doesn't buy users much of anything, and I doubt most developers 
care that deeply most of the time either (and can easily add it when they 
do care). It's left-over from long ago when it was much more useful.

So I'd suggest just removing it.

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Received on Thu Jan 12 05:27:29 2006

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