[Lazarus] VirtualTreeView 5.5 and binary size

J├╝rgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Sun Aug 14 11:32:11 CEST 2016


I just switched to VirtualTreeView 5.5. Here

http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php?topic=32856.0

it says, that the binary would be smaller with version 5.5

but as I now used it, the opposite is the case:

With VirtualTreeView version 4.8 my program binary size was

4,792,851 bytes.

After switching to version 5.5 (together with LCLextension 0.6)

the binary increases to

5,962,259 bytes.

Is that as expected?


I now switched back to version 4.8 and the binary is back to the smaller size.

Together with the changes in code I would have to do and the lesser number

of supported OSs I don't see any benefit in using version 5.5.

Are there any?




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