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Re: gcc compile-time performance
On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 02:04:18PM +0200, Marc Espie wrote:
> People work with old architectures for the challenge, and because they
> have fun with it. And some other people are very happy to be able to DO
> something, like run Unix, on their 1980 amiga/atari/vax/m88k/whatever.
It's not just old hardware where this matters. If you're in a release
cycle for a product, and you're doing full builds of an entire OS multiple
times, the increased time the compiler takes to do its job means one of
1. Your release cycle takes longer.
2. Your testing coverage isn't going to be as good.
(That may be a bit over-simplifed, but you get the idea :-)
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>