Hah. It was more extreme even than that, IIRC. The Clipper 'compiler' at
least worked by compiling the program to bytecode and then simply
appending the bytecode to a 180Kb-or-so interpreter-and-database-engine.
(Despite that, the linker was astonishingly slow. I have no clue what it
was doing: given that it was linking the same binary every time, I'm not
even sure why they *needed* a linker.)