Re: disabling GTK+ features to shrink GTK+

On Fri, 2010-08-13 at 21:34 +0200, Enrico Weigelt wrote:

> > The maintenance overhead is just not worth it and that's most likely the
> > reason. When projects get to the size of GTK+ you really notice this
> > overhead.
> The big question to me is, why has it grown to this size in the
> first place ? Why can't those things simply be in their own libs,
> ontop of gtk ?

because loading tons of small libraries is actually going to cost much
more in terms of resources (memory, I/O, linking and loading time) than
loading a single library shared by many (if not all) applications.

for the past five years there has been an impressive effort in reducing
the amount of small libraries scattered across the platforms - splitting
up glib or gtk+ would completely negate that effort, and would cause a
performance regression all across the board.



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