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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: Toon Moene <toon at moene dot indiv dot nluug dot nl>
- To: Robert Dewar <dewar at gnat dot com>
- Cc: gdr at codesourcery dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, scott at coyotegulch dot com
- Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 22:17:16 +0200
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
- Organization: Moene Computational Physics, Maartensdijk, The Netherlands
- References: <20020518200706.28165F28EB@nile.gnat.com>
Robert Dewar wrote:
> <<I can put this stronger: The very reason our numerical weather
> prediction software is still written in Fortran 77 is due to the fact
> that that way we can be assured of the collaboration of [the Weather
> Institutes] of smaller European countries, where Universities can't
> afford Real Unix Workstations.
> What exactly is a "real unix work station". Given that the best cost
> performance on small scale unix platforms now comes from running
> GNU/Linux on a cheap PC, I find that hard to understand.
Well, duh ! The point is that noone trusts the proprietary compilers -
even if they're `free' (i.e., gratis).
People want a free (according to our - GNU - sense of free) supported
Fortran 90/95 compiler before they switch.
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