Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:37:36 +0200 From: John Spencer <maillist-musl@...fooze.de> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: go support (was: Best place to discuss other lightweight libraries?) On 04/24/2013 01:48 PM, Kurt H Maier wrote: > On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 01:18:43PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote: >> >> btw. has anyone used go with musl? >> > > Go ships its own libc, which I'm fairly certain it depends on. It's > also not suitable as a system programming language and they dropped that > claim from their propaganda some time ago. correct, the go runtime is *very* heavy, and it's always linked statically. this adds ~ 1.5MB to any binary (at least on x86_64). that's about equivalent to the bloat imposed by the C++ stdlib. on the suckless page, there's something written about plans to migrate the coreutils functionality to go, this seems like an insane plan if even dead-simple tools like cat will eat 1.5 MB of your RAM and storage space.
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