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Re: GCC 3.0 generates great code on x86.


true.
i hope the issues with time spent compiling is speed up, gcc 3 sure felt like it took a lot longer to build optimized code over gcc-2.96

-akbar A.

On Wed, 15 Aug 2001 12:12:29 -0500 (EST)
Brad Lucier <lucier@math.purdue.edu> wrote:

> > 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.
> 
> Brad Lucier


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