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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, robertlipe at usa dot net
- Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 22:06:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
> 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.
Well in the case of Ada, GNAT compares reasonably favorably with other
proprietary Ada compilers in compilation speed, and very favorably in
terms of generated code, though there are exceptions to the latter.
The front end of GNAT is very fast, so usually by far the larger part
of the time is spent in the backend. How does this compare with the C++ case?