On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 01:01:56AM +0100, David Murphy wrote:
> > but if you want to read your mail in the most efficient manner...
> > use pine. no regex bells or whistles, just a nice, neat mail client.
>> My definitions of 'neator and 'efficient' do not accomodate bigger
> binaries, more memory usage and more time to perform tasks,
>> If pine suits you best, then by all means use it, but don't pretend
> it's technically superior.
This is a very valid point - I was trying to strip a box down a while ago to
minimise the installed system size to reduce size and increase speed of
backups. I did a RPM query by size and the pine RPM was > 3M - it's gone
now. I just looked at the box I'm typing this on - the pine RPM is > 3M, of
which /usr/bin/pine accounts for 2.3M - that's more than half as big as the
xemacs binary ! The mutt rpm is 1.8M of which /usr/bin/mutt accounts for 428k.
So not alone is pine a lot less functional than mutt, it's > 5 times as big.
Ah well, each to his own, as the actress said to the bishop.
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