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From: "Steve Andrew"
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Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 04:27:19 GMT
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Frank Bemelman wrote:
> "Dave_S" schreef in bericht
>> To illustrate a point program the task of writting "hello world" in
>> Qbasic and then write it in C. What is the executable size of each?
>> Qbasic - maybe 10K
>> C - at least 300K Hmmmmm - C was described as a fine edged scapel,
>> why is the wound so big???
> Don't forget the interpreter qbasic.exe that you need also. The C
> program will be large (but smaller than 300K I'd guess) because the
> rather complex code for the printf function will be linked in.
Sounds like the whole of the stdio lib was linked in to me. The actual code
to output a char using something like putch rather than printf would be
minimal. MS were never known for producing granular libraries.
> So, this is really a worthless example. A long time ago I wrote a
> simple 10-channel midi-recorder, in C, executable less than 5K.
> Doesn't prove anything either ;)
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