I have noticed quite a few code bloat issues with the Watcom C runtime.  
For some of the more obscure functions it is often better to write some 
inline assembly and make the DOS or BIOS call directly than it is to use 
the corresponding C runtime function. The "stat()" family of functions 
are a good example of this; you can get what you need more efficiently 
by using the native DOS interrupts.

Watcom has double byte character support too, which has a pretty large 
overhead for programs that do not need it.


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