[plt-scheme] Re: Comparison size installation executable - size installed drscheme

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Mon Dec 1 11:15:01 EST 2003

On Dec 1, 2003, at 5:46 AM, Guenther Schmidt wrote:

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> Dear Roby,
> I was so impressed that an application (DrScheme) with a "real / 
> installed size" of 87 MB could fit into a 5 MB installer.
> I haven't seen that ratio before with other applications that I have 
> installed.
> It surprised me that much that I wondered if it could be right or if 
> Windows (XP) was giving me the wrong information over the size of the 
> installed executable. It mean it's the best compression ratio I've 
> seen sofar.
> Günther

You're putting a very charitable spin on it :).  The installation 
package contains scheme sources, and the installation process involves 
compiling all of these.  It shouldn't be surprising that they get much 


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