Binary is twice bigger

Sergei Organov osv at
Tue Dec 23 12:25:19 UTC 2003

"Dieter Schaefer" <CW-RTEMS at> writes:
> Early this year we have ported RTEMS (MPC860 target) to MetroWerks 
> CodeWarrior for Windows. There was a significant difference in size too. 
> The 2 main reasons are: 
> * CodeWarrior uses *real* EABI, not just some #defines in the Makefiles

Though I don't know what you mean by "some #defines in the Makefiles", GCC can
do it as well: -meabi [-msdata=eabi]

> * The Linker does a real good job of dead-stripping code

GCC can do it as well:

during compilation: -ffunction-sections
during link: -Wl,--gc-sections


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