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Re: The bloat sweepstakes...
- To: dewar at gnat dot com, zack at codesourcery dot com
- Subject: Re: The bloat sweepstakes...
- From: dewar at gnat dot com
- Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 13:02:58 -0400 (EDT)
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, guerby at acm dot org
<<I don't have much sympathy with the attitude that memory, or even
address space, is free. If nothing else, these huge buffers are
likely to be *slower* than more reasonably sized buffers because they
trash the memory caches.
Ah, I think I see the point you were making. You are assuming that the
buffer will actually be used. Not at all, in practice only a very small
fraction will ever be used. It is there for unusual cases. Now your point
is that in these unusual cases, it might be better to have a circuit for
chopping things -- possibly -- but this still seems samll potatoes to me.