Ruby for OpenMoko

Varga-Háli Dániel vargadanis at
Mon May 28 16:59:43 CEST 2007

Some more updates:
Ruby compiled under 6 MB. Exactly: 5.1 MB
With GCC 4.1.2

In next step I will compile it with uclibc. At least certain parts. I
will try to use GCC3. It has got a smaller stdlibc.


On 5/28/07, Varga-Háli Dániel <vargadanis at> wrote:
> Some updates:
> I cross-compiled Ruby and it became 9.1MB. I didn't remove anything yet.
> Dan
> On 5/27/07, Varga-Háli Dániel <vargadanis at> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I was playing around with Ruby and Python just to see how they are
> > when compiling. I got some interesting results. Without taking
> > anything out (that means I compiled everything that came with the
> > package) I got these:
> > - Python: 19MB (with -Os -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 options)
> > - Ruby: 9.6MB (with Os -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 options)
> >
> > I did not optimize it to ARM920t this time but this should not be an
> > issue. That means Ruby is about 10MB smaller. (I got -0.8MB when I
> > used these options for Ruby) That is significant. Also, if I remove
> > some of the seldom used packages, I think it is possible to get it
> > around 7-8MBs that is not bad for such a functional language. There
> > are other options for optimization. I will try them and I shall see
> > which one is the best. I didn't optimize it for anything that means
> > the code does not include any specific instructions. Maybe, by giving
> > it the arm920t options, the code will be even smaller.
> >
> > Do you think, it is still too big to get it into the distro?
> >
> > Dan
> >

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