On Tuesday, 9 September 2014 at 10:20:44 UTC, Don wrote:
My personal best --
At my first job, a customer once made a request for a very
simple DOS utility. They did mention that they didn't have much
disk space on their machine, so they asked me to try to make
the program small.
That was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Naturally, I wrote
it in asm.
The final executable size was 15 bytes. <g>
The customer loved it.
:-) Out of curiosity, did you use the debug-section-hack they use
for the tiny "hello world!" file in the link?
Sometimes when I download bloated apps I keep thinking that if it
had been done in an old-school way it would all fit in the CPU
cache. I've gotta find my old 8-bit 6510/6800 code some day and
take a look at it.