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So I've already seen how you could optimize for speed, and the most aggressive optimizations involve trading space for time (tables, memoization, loop unwinding, magic numbers, etc.) How do I optimize my programs for space? How do I make my programs take a tiny amount of space in main memory? How do I make them take a tiny amount of storage space (and maybe grow in size in main memory after its executed)?

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  1. rsmith6559
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    With gcc/g++ the -Os option optimizes for size.

  2. anonymous
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    Right; that's automatic optimization for size done by the compiler. What techniques are used by the compiler to acccomplish that? How do I optimizwe my code for size manually?

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