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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: Gabriel Dos Reis <gdr at codesourcery dot com>
- To: "Scott Robert Ladd" <scott at coyotegulch dot com>
- Cc: "Robert Dewar" <dewar at gnat dot com>, <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: 18 May 2002 16:50:54 +0200
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
- Organization: CodeSourcery, LLC
- References: <FKEAJLBKJCGBDJJIPJLJAENICGAA.email@example.com>
"Scott Robert Ladd" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| > Actually in the PC world, people tend to have
| > very fast machines (you can after all buy a new gigahertz machine from a
| > major manufacturer for $500 these days). Sometimes in the unix world we
| > see people using older boxes, since some of that hardware is still very
| > expensive.
| $500 is a lot of money to some people.
In some European countries $500 is half the salary of some teachers or
lecturers; I don't think they could spend it in buying a computer just
because the tell them to do so.
I don't think we're doing users any favor by adopting an arrogant view,
saying that we should buy the last fastest computers just to be able to
use GCC in a decent maner.