I don't suppose anyone can do anything about it really but allow me to gripe anyway.
Every time I add yet another "indispensable" crate to my Cargo.toml, the size of the compiled executable leaps up alarmingly. I am already over 5.6MBytes for a fairly simple program.
I would not mid if it was at least truly portable static but it is not even that, viz. problems with openssl lib.
I wonder if there is much duplication and fragmentation of code that could be reused, inherent in such a large crate system?