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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: dewar at gnat dot com (Robert Dewar)
- To: dewar at gnat dot com, neil at daikokuya dot demon dot co dot uk
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, gdr at codesourcery dot com, scott at coyotegulch dot com
- Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 16:10:02 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
<<Heh? You can't have looked or thought about it much then. There are so
many things that could be done it's not funny. I wish I had more time
than I do to look at these things.
Well note that we have two *VERY* different complaint threads going on here.
1. That GNU C is slow, and that hence a bootstrap takes too long
2. That g++ is slow
I am dubious about finding any large factors for 1, having looked at profiles
for gcc compiling C.
It may well be true (and sounds as if it is true) that there may be ways
to attack 2 and get significant factors, and what is more interesting of
course is to try to find algorithmic improvements that may be more than
just a constant factor.