All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
Posted Nov 3, 2005 12:20 UTC (Thu) by ekj
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First you save disk-space since the binaries gets smaller.
Secondly your program starts quicker since there is less data to read (even if they're not loaded, they're still read, and even if they're not read, then there's an extra seek to skip them, and even then the VFS migth decide to do readahead anyway and thus physically read and transfer to RAM parts of the file which your application never ever touches or reads.
OK, so it's probably not major. But it wouldn't surprise me if the measured speedup was quite measurable.
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