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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:25:06 -0800
From: Eric Pruitt <>
Subject: Re: Updating Unicode support

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 04:48:53PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> > I updated my copy of musl to 1.1.18 then recompiled it with and without
> > my utf8proc changes using GCC 6.3.0 "-O3" targeting Linux 4.9.0 /
> > x86_64:
> >
> > - Original implementation: 2,762,774B (musl-1.1.18/lib/libc.a)
> > - utf8proc implementation: 3,055,954B (musl-1.1.18/lib/libc.a)
> > - The utf8proc implementation is ~11% larger. I didn't do any
> >   performance comparisons.
> You're comparing the whole library, not character tables. If you
> compare against all of ctype, it's a 15x size increase. If you compare
> against just wcwidth, it's a 69x increase.

That was intentional. I have no clue what the common case is for other
people that use musl, but most applications **I** use make use of
various parts of musl, so I did the comparison on the library as a


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