GHC dll sizes

Just as a side note, for those who find the size of the shared libs generated from ghc to be very large strip and upx can do wonders.

strip -g -S –strip-unneeded -v HsLexer.dll

strips about 50% and

upx -9 -v HsLexer.dll

compresses another 80% bringing the size from HsLexer from 48mb to 4.8mb.

not bad, not bad indeed, and with virtually no overhead.

UPDATE: Corrected the numbers based on what Cippo mentioned. Thanks, Didn’t check them before posting