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Re: GCC 3.1 Release


On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 10:58:51AM +0200, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Marc Espie wrote:
> > I don't want to sound too pessimistic, but if things don't improve,
> > a large subset of people are not going to want to update beyond gcc 2.95,
> > especially the guys who are not running on i386/linux.
> 
> FWIW, FreeBSD is adopting GCC 3.1 as system compiler for -CURRENT which
> will become FreeBSD 5.0 later this year.
> 

Does look like a bad idea...

A quick test with the new gcc 3.1 shows that the compiler itself is about 
twice as slow as gcc 2.95.3... ouch.

make  3.72s user 0.53s system 94% cpu 4.495 total
CC=egcc make  6.75s user 0.71s system 93% cpu 7.986 total

Totally unacceptable on slow machines.


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