>For example, 'su' takes up 4.5MB. This seems like an awful lot to me,
>compared to the Intel equivalent of 1MB. I know the binaries are going to
>be larger because of the RISC thing, but really that large?
>Is this normal?
Here, on the stuff we're working on, we experience that a DLL compiled
with visual C++ in full optimization mode is on average 2.5 times smaller
than the exact same code compiled into a DSO under IRIX 6.2 with compiler
at -O3 -n32 -mips3.
I don't know about gcc under IRIX, but I've never seen a factor of 4 pop up
That seems like an awful lot.