This is just sad. I've long lamented the demise of efficient coding due, in no small part, to the availability of cheap memory. Although a boon to the computer industry it has been a pox on good programming practices.
meh. Back in the day, I wrote a DOS for my Commodore VIC-20 that used less than 5 Kilo-Bytes of RAM. I think it sad that current coders are so lazy (or under educated) they need Giga-Bytes to produce usable code.
My first coding job was for a company called Gelmart Industries in New York, it had three divisions and a manufacturing plant in Manilla. We had a 16k of iron core memory to work with and managed just fine.
Not all of them are a lazy bunch. Some have competitions in 4kb.