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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] libtla, version_string

From: Matthew Dempsky
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] libtla, version_string
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 14:22:27 -0500
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Yann Droneaud <address@hidden> writes:

> I found that the 'version_string' is duplicated accross almost every
> source files correspondig to a command.

A consequence of some of the scripts used to create those files.

> This is many bytes wasted in the binary to store redundant information,
> so we could add a version.c file holding only one defintion of the
> version string.

Hm, you're right... 'tla -V | wc -c' reports version_string to end up
at around 300 bytes (maybe less if -V introduces other output), and
x100 files makes it 30kb... and tla in my /usr/bin weighs in at
~630kb, so that's a pretty decent amount of it.

> Should I do it (it's something i can easily contribute to tla), or
> someone had already done the job ? 

I'd say go for it.  There's no real reason for this being the way it
is except for historical inertia.

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