I am told that size doesn’t matter (anymore)!

Chris Wimmer, a fellow programmer, told me in a chat today, that the size of applications doesn’t matter. But I’ll let you decide. However, the program which he wrote is worthwhile regardless of its size. Even more so the library on which it is based.

// Oliver

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6 Responses to I am told that size doesn’t matter (anymore)!

  1. olli says:

    I have to say that it only applies to application programs on PC and compatible.

  2. Oliver says:

    Linux included? :mrgreen:

  3. Chris says:

    First comes functionality then comes size regardless of location.

  4. Chris says:

    Look at Bill Gates comment:

    http://programmersatwork.wordpress.com/bill-gates-1986/
    GATES: …
    “Programs today get very fat; the enhancements tend to slow the program down because people put in special checks. When they want to add some feature, they’ll just stick in these checks without thinking about how they might slow the thing down. …”

    He seems to like thin programs. I wonder what he would tell us about .NET programs.

  5. Oliver says:

    .NET programs are thin, but the framework isn’t. And the fact that they are JITed doesn’t speed up things either.

    But I agree with Mr. Gates that performance degrades, the bigger a program becomes.

    // Oliver

  6. Chris says:

    Same goes for Delphi. Use BPL and the main apps are a lot thinner.

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