Real-life optimization work
Posted Nov 2, 2005 22:03 UTC (Wed) by cantsin
In reply to: Real-life optimization work
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
I'm getting really sick of this "bloat" mantra.
Then explain to me why a trivial Gnome taskbar clock applet eats up as much
RAM as a whole instance of vim, or the difference in code size between
gnome-terminal and xterm, the duplication of functionality in different
libraries, or, in general, the performance and resource usage of Gnome +
Nautilus vs. XFCE + rox, or, on other fronts, the resource usage of
oowriter vs. abiword or oocalc vs. gnumeric.
Your example of a music
player with a built-in file manager and RSS reader is, IMHO, not an example
of bloat, if the application is made up of single, user-configurable
components. (Which is why Emacs is not bloated.) An example of bloat is
software that doesn't offer very much functionality, but still eats up lots
of RAM and CPU time.
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