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Re: how small is lightweight?

Steve Dekorte <steve@dekorte.com> writes at 14:23 09-Apr-2003 -0700:
> I recently did a size comparison of a bunch of VM based languages:
> http://www.iolanguage.com/comparisons/size.html
> If there a place we could draw a line between light weight and 
> not-light weight languages on this? If not, is there any language on it 
> that would definitely not be considered "light weight"?

The metric being used on the page is byte size of some minimal set of
the VM's C/C++ source files, including comments.

Software metrics is always a black art, but the "size" metric for a VM
that I'd find most interesting would be some kind of run-time memory
footprint.  (There might be only a loose correlation with source tree
size.)  Or instruction set size.