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Some comments concerning GCC 3.1
- From: Vassilis Pandis <pandisv at yahoo dot co dot uk>
- To: gcc at gnu dot org
- Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 18:55:40 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Some comments concerning GCC 3.1
Well I read the criteria on the GCC homepage and
everything seemed quite reasonable, but I still have
this question. Can't the C compiler be optimised so
that the output is faster ( not that it is produced
faster, that it executes faster) ? Or, if compiler
optimisations of this sort are not possible, couldn't
there be more GCC specific language features ( in
other words, language features present GCC-specific)?
I don't really know how compilers actually work, but I
believe that most developers are willing to sacrifice
compile time in order to win execution time.
Thanks for your time,
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