Smaller EXEs

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 11-05-92 (08:57)             Number: 355
From: TOM HANLIN                   Refer#: NONE
  To: ERIC B. FORD                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Smaller EXEs                   Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
EB>In an effort to reduce the size of my EXE on a program I'm planning to
EB>distribute, I thougt I'd make a LIB with just those functions needed by the

Ummm, Eric-- if that technique actually saved you space, you're using
LINK incorrectly.  LINK *automatically* pulls in just the routines you
need, provided that you specify the .LIB in the LIB slot, not in the
.OBJ slot.  Some versions of Microsoft's QuickBasic and Bascom/PDS
compilers do it the wrong way, which has caused a lot of headaches over
the years.

For example, if you're linking the program TEST.OBJ with FOO.LIB, it
should look something like this:

It should NOT look like this:

The second method pulls in the whole library.  The first method just
pulls in the routines that are needed from the library.

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