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mozilla.org Status Update #222 (February 2, 2004)

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004

The mozilla.org Status Update #222 (February 2, 2004) is now online. It includes news on checkin requirements, Bugzilla, unsent messages, cookies, strings, Camino and more.


#4 Re: Strings, strings...

by bzbarsky

Tuesday February 3rd, 2004 11:30 PM

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> Can someone tell us what the new strings implementation will bring to our favorite apps?

According to the numbers in the bug, it makes the codesize about 3-5% smaller (on linux and when averaged over all modules). In practical terms, about 500k smaller download, about 900kB smaller disk footprint for SeaMonkey. About 1 meg smaller memory footprint when running for SeaMonkey; probably a bit less for the more stripped-down apps.

The wins on Windows are not as big; probably only about 300kB runtime reduction instead of the 900kB.

With smaller codesize, naturally, come perf wins -- instruction caches handle smaller code better. ;)