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Subject: Re: [boost] Meta State Machine library review starts Monday
From: Darryl Green (darryl.green_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-29 00:04:42

On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 23:49 +0100, Christophe Henry wrote:
> Hi Darryl,
> > I found code size of stripped executables compiled with gcc 4.3 to be
> > quite reasonable - especially at high optimisation levels, although
> > still about twice the size (the docs state) VC9 achieves. I'm assuming
> > that the large sizes mentioned are simply due to the generated files not
> > being stripped.
> Correct. Stripping will greatly improve the executable size,
> eventhough it'll still be more than what VC produces.
> > I was unable to compile the euml example - I haven't investigated the
> > errors yet.
> g++4.3 should manage this. Please contact me if you need any assistance.

Its not a priority for me for now. I'm sure it isn't a fundamental

> 8 states doesn't seem like a huge number to me. How many transitions
> are we talking about?
> I'm not so sure that it can't be done, especially as you're using g++
> 4.3 which is the best compiler with Msm. I managed to compile 100
> transitions in about 40s (while running in a VM). I'm pretty sure the
> compiler can manage more.

Ok - I'll persist with this and see how it goes.

> Seriously, I'd be happy to work with you on this one. It'd be quite
> fun and I'm pretty confident it can be done if I'm right about my
> assumption on the number of transitions.

I've probably been too hasty. I'll keep going and see what happens. I
really hope it works out.


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