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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE

From: Björn Lindqvist
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:35:28 +0200

> Most likely the executables include debug information. It uses disk
> space but no RAM.
> On addition to that, one thing that makes little for this distribution
> is to include emacs.exe and emacs-26.1.exe, which are identical.
> BTW, 26.2 was just released, although the binary pretests on
> have the same size.
> You can use `strip.exe' (from binutils) to remove the debug information.

I tried that. I downloaded the strip.exe fom

But when running it on the binary:

    > C:\code\langs\MingGW\bin\strip.exe -s emacs.exe
    C:\code\langs\MingGW\bin\strip.exe:emacs.exe: File format not recognized

mvh/best regards Björn Lindqvist

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