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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: Gabriel Dos Reis <gdr at codesourcery dot com>
- To: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, scott at coyotegulch dot com
- Date: 18 May 2002 17:26:32 +0200
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
- Organization: CodeSourcery, LLC
- References: <20020518151800.3991BF2A59@nile.gnat.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Dewar) writes:
| > If I'm trying to teach software engineering at a school where they have a
| > dozen 486 machines and old Macs, the ability to compile on such hardware is
| > certainly important.
| I understand that, and indeed if you are on really old machines, you may
| well do better to use a fast compiler, like Borland, for teaching in this
The point from reality you're missing is that as a mere teacher one
doesn't have the ability to use such an alternative tool or have the
necessary financial support -- I'm teaching C and C++ in one the
greatest French engineer school and I have to use very very old and
slow HP machines.
| For teaching at this level, it really does not
| matter very much if you use an older version of software.
>From my concrete everyday life experience, it does matter.