4BSD bloat

Warren Toomey wkt at henry.cs.adfa.oz.au
Tue Nov 24 08:19:29 AEST 1998

In article by Michael Sokolov:
>I have heard jokes that CSRG got Microsoft to rewrite 90% of the code for them.
>Seriously, though, the bloat starts in Reno and really gets out of hand in 4.4.
>The sources are bloated just as much as the binaries, so I wouldn't blame it
>just on the compiler or the libraries.

I can hear Steven Schultz say that the address space limitations of a
16-bit architecture help to minimise software bloat :-)


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