[gambit-list] Gambit universal library in the browser

Lassi Kortela lassi at lassi.io
Wed Mar 25 14:51:29 EDT 2020

> For use on the web the generated JavaScript code could be compressed with various methods.  Marc-André Bélanger has experimented with a code compressor (post-processing of the .js code) that reduces the size by a factor of 3.  And when gzip compression is also enabled in the web server the final network transfer is about 5% of the original size.  So this would represent a decent 1.5 MB network transfer *without* the smart linker.

AFAIK the de facto standard framework is still React. It's 40K. Elm, a 
purely functional language with a built-in React-like framework, gets 
down to 30K. The biggest popular frameworks are 100-150K. All of these 
sizes are gzipped + minified (i.e. all identifiers compressed to the 
shortest possible obfuscated ones, and all whitespace removed).

Are there known tricks to get Gambit down to that 100-150K range?

- https://elm-lang.org
- https://gist.github.com/Restuta/cda69e50a853aa64912d

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