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RE: Base new module format on XML - RFC and some questions
- From: Bud Davis <bdavis9659 at sbcglobal dot net>
- To: fortran at gcc dot gnu dot org, dennis dot wassel at googlemail dot com
- Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:48:11 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: RE: Base new module format on XML - RFC and some questions
The 'bloat' is caused by the information we are saving, not by it's format.
The complaint I remember about modules is "some codes take too long to compile",
which is caused by reading and writing
huge files to the disk. Maybe it is a module being included a bunch of
times...there are a couple of PR's out there.
We need to clearly examine how the module process works; and perform that
function different way. A mechanization that does
not make files that have so much information in them. Or perhaps doesn't use
files at all. (sometimes that is the best optimization
of all, don't do it).
Sorry to be a downer. I loved your e-mail and RFC...it is great to hear about
and think about stuff before the code hits.