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Re: Optimization: RedHat vs. GCC v3.0x?
- To: Geoff Keating <geoffk at geoffk dot org>,swsnyder at home dot com
- Subject: Re: Optimization: RedHat vs. GCC v3.0x?
- From: Steve Snyder <swsnyder at home dot com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:55:53 -0500
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
- Reply-To: swsnyder at home dot com
On Monday 01 October 2001 05:15 pm, Geoff Keating wrote:
> Steve Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > RedHat , in releasing their own version of the GCC compiler for their
> > v7.x distributions, stated that one of their reasons for doing so was
> > performance. It was said that the RedHat-specific compiler generated
> > better x86 code than the as-yet-unreleased GCC v3.00.
> Did someone really say that?
> It seems unlikely that the reason for using 2.96 over 3.0 for Red Hat
> Linux 7 was performance, because when 7 came out 3.0 was not released.
> In fact, there hasn't been a Red Hat Linux release since 3.0 came out.
The claim was made as an argument against using a beta version of v3.0 in
RedHat v7.x distros. You're correct that no 3.x release was available when
the statement was made. Check out: http://www.bero.org/gcc296.html
So now that we have the v3.00 and 3.01 releases (with 3.02 imminent), how
do they stack up against RedHat's compiler?