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From the book: "Did you know that all the standard Sun window applications (“tools”) are really one massive 3/4 megabyte binary?"

Oh for the days when 750kB was considered "massive" for a binary.




cough cough Busybox cough


IIRC, the original (1969) version of UNIX was designed to run on a computer with 24 kilobytes of RAM.


Oh the days without process isolation and memory management.


The original UNIX ran on a PDP-7, which didn't have bytes. The memory was 8k of 18 bit words.


Heh. That reminds me of the article from last year that Apple was distributing many Unix programs as a single binary.

https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2016/04/17/unprotected/ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11517894




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