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June 20, 2005
phobos runtime as a dll
I am using D for a command line toolset that has 50+ windows .exe files.  I want
to cut down the size of the package by hpefull sharing the common D runtime
stuff in a DLL.  

Is there anyway to dynamically link in the phobos runtime as a .dll instead of
statically linked in each .exe?

Also any guess on how much space that would save (my rough estimate is 80K per
exe)?  

thanks,
Glen
June 20, 2005
Re: phobos runtime as a dll
In article <d96acb$oe8$1@digitaldaemon.com>, Glen says...
>
>I am using D for a command line toolset that has 50+ windows .exe files.  I want
>to cut down the size of the package by hpefull sharing the common D runtime
>stuff in a DLL.  
>
>Is there anyway to dynamically link in the phobos runtime as a .dll instead of
>statically linked in each .exe?
>
>Also any guess on how much space that would save (my rough estimate is 80K per
>exe)?  
>
>thanks,
>Glen
>

Might it be better to create a 'phobos launcher' utility to launch D programs
and provide them with a phobos library implementation?  This would solve the GC
problem and only use one GC instance in the launcher.

Regards,
James Dunne
June 21, 2005
Re: phobos runtime as a dll
Not really sure what you mean here.  Here is my criteria

- an all D solution is the ideal solution though tiny C stub launchers could
work 

- the exe has minimal size.  Said another way the entire package together is
minimal in size

- individual exe's are needed


What would the Phobos launcher be written in?  If it is D with the Phobos
runtime then it is still 88KB minimal.  I am hoping to get that down to 5K-10K
and one or more shared DLL's (based on some basic tests with C code).

From reading the section on DLL's I am fairly certain you can share the GC
between DLL instances...


In article <d96f11$rtd$1@digitaldaemon.com>, James Dunne says...
>
>In article <d96acb$oe8$1@digitaldaemon.com>, Glen says...
>>
>>I am using D for a command line toolset that has 50+ windows .exe files.  I want
>>to cut down the size of the package by hpefull sharing the common D runtime
>>stuff in a DLL.  
>>
>>Is there anyway to dynamically link in the phobos runtime as a .dll instead of
>>statically linked in each .exe?
>>
>>Also any guess on how much space that would save (my rough estimate is 80K per
>>exe)?  
>>
>>thanks,
>>Glen
>>
>
>Might it be better to create a 'phobos launcher' utility to launch D programs
>and provide them with a phobos library implementation?  This would solve the GC
>problem and only use one GC instance in the launcher.
>
>Regards,
>James Dunne
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