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?


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