Good afternoon. Got my Arduino up and running last night. Didn't have any components to toy with so I wrote a variety of LED blinking test runs (random numbers to generate blinking speed etc etc).
It seemed all of them turned out to be around 4000 bytes which was half of the 8k chip that came with the Arduino.
No matter what I did to try to slim down the code it always came out to that size. Is the compiler doing work for me to keep the file size down and leaves out comments and such so you can maximize the chip?
All of a sudden the 8k doesn't seem like a lot (well, it isn't :)) when the basic LED test app takes up half the chip.
I really need to dig in and play around more but so far I love it and can't wait to try messing around with the many projects floating around in my head.