g++ executables / bash window

Geoffrey Noer noer@cygnus.com
Tue Sep 22 18:03:00 GMT 1998

On Mon, Sep 21, 1998 at 10:56:04PM +0200, Romain Behar wrote:
> I've been using FreeBSD, then installed GNU-Win32B19 on NT4.
> I noticed that g++ executables are very big when compiled with
> GNU-Win32, that is 330Kb for a simple `cout << "Hello world!";' while
> the C version is less than 20Kb.
> Under FreeBSD which runs GNU g++ too, there is no such a differnce.

These is the same source, compiled for both platforms?  I bet they're

> Is there a compiler option that reduces executable size to its minimum?

Try adding -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions into the mix...

Geoffrey Noer
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