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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: Robert Lipe <robertlipe at usa dot net>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 20:51:49 -0500
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
- References: <20020518001420.36B7DF28C4@nile.gnat.com>
Robert Dewar wrote:
> My own feeling here is that compile time performance is less important
> than run time performance. We have never seen a customer pushed in the
> direction of a proprietary compiler by compile time performance, but we
> have seen many concerns about runtime performance being slower.
Many of the "proprietary compilers" will shame GCC under the table for
compilation times. If you're knocking down a gig or more of source,
that absolutely does matter.
(And no, I'm not talking about proprietary compilers that are faster
becuase they're stupider; most of them optimize at least as effectively
as GCC if not more.)