I think the size increase has got to do with the extra RTTI meta data that
is stored in your exe.
On Monday, 16 January 2012, John Bird <johnkbird@para...> wrote:
> Installation was easy, downloading the files and installing and then it
offering to download the update 3 took quite most of the time – about an
> Installing a few components was easy – FindFile HAHFindFile and
QProgressBar and TurboPower Abbrevia (the last from Sourceforge has a XE2
source complete with all files needed to build and worked exactly as the
installation instructions. About 30-60 minutes all up and I done.
> A common library file of mine has several issues to resolve with string
handling – still sorting that.so haven’t built anything large yet.
> Otherwise effortless so far:
> a search program I wrote compiles and runs unaltered just slightly
slower, eg 7.1 secs as compared to D2007 version at 6.8 sec – acceptable
seeing as its converting every line internally to Unicode strings as it
> But I do have one question!
> Why has the executable gone from 527K to 1.5MB? What is all the extra
stuff in it? Its not runtime themes as I turned those off and it shrunk
only by 200K to 1.3MB. Nothing else in the project options looked unusual
or that different.
> (Program uses a FindFiles component (stringlist), a few stringlists, a
stringgrid, 2 forms, a few edit boxes and checkboxes......nothing unusual
so why now so much larger?)
> John Bird