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GCC 3.0 generates great code on x86.
- To: syedali011 at earthlink dot net (akbara)
- Subject: GCC 3.0 generates great code on x86.
- From: Brad Lucier <lucier at math dot purdue dot edu>
- Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 12:12:29 -0500 (EST)
- Cc: lucier at math dot purdue dot edu (Brad Lucier), gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> i never really bothered with gcc3.0 to much, it ran pretty slow,
3.0 has been given a bad rap in a lot of places.
Today I finally tested it on i686-unknown-linux.gnu by computing
3 ^ 1000000 (that's 3 to the millionth power) on my bignum arithmetic
package. Using previous versions of the compiler (including RedHat
2.96) the fastest I could get it to go was 2.5 seconds. Today it
ran in 1.5 seconds after being compiled with gcc-3.0. This is on
my lowly 350 MHz PII.
There may be problems with this compiler, but there are also some
*great* things about it.