On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Sherm Pendley <sherm.pend...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Jan 7, 2009, at 10:36 PM, Vic Norton wrote: > >> Another curiosity. I just checked out the Perl5.8.8 files in /usr/bin and >> /opt/local/bin. The /usr/bin one came with Leopard, which I bought from >> Apple a week or so ago. It was created on Dec 7, 2007, and it weighs 48 KB. >> The MacPorts perl was created on Sep 5, 2008, and weighs 1.1 MB. Why, I >> wonder, should one Perl5.8.8 be 25 times as big as another? > > MacPorts' perl is probably built with a static libperl. Apple's is built > with a dynamic libperl.
Would this mean that one version is 'faster' than the other? Sam