Is footprint still important for embedded devices?

Footprint, or the amount of memory your software use, has traditionally been a big
deal for embedded devices. But nowadays, with RAM and flash memory cost
being a fraction of what it used to be, surely footprint is a
non-issue? Just throw in more memory. It’s cheap, right?

Well, not so fast there Mr. (or Mrs.)

Call me old-school, but I believe that footprint is still a huge
issue in many devices (not all, but many), and I’ll tell you why.

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