[geos-devel] Geos 3 library size

Tim Mitchell t.mitchell at aranz.com
Mon Jan 14 14:40:40 EST 2008


I'm new to geos and have just downloaded an svn snapshot and built the 
libraries on windows XP using the visual studio solution files in 
build/msvc80 using 2005 Express edition.  I am using the library via the 
shapely python interface and it seems to work.

However the resulting geos.lib is 113Mb which is twice the size of the 
debug build (47 Mb).  I find hard to believe the release lib is bigger 
than the debug lib and all this from 6Mb of source (using it will triple 
the size of my app!!).  I am a C person and have never touched C++ 
before and I just wanted to check that these file sizes are correct.


Tim Mitchell
Software Engineer
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