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Re: Faster compilation speed
Fergus Henderson <email@example.com.OZ.AU> writes:
>On 13-Aug-2002, Theodore Papadopoulo <Theodore.Papadopoulo@sophia.inria.fr> wrote:
>> the "average
>> source code" (to be defined by someone ;-) ) is also probably growing
>> in size and complexity...
>Indeed. Also note that more people are using higher-level languages,
>a fair number of which work by compiling to C -- generally with a
>significant expansion in the number of lines of code.
>For example, the Mercury compiler is about 270,000 lines of
>Mercury code, which compiles to about 4.5 million lines of C code.
>This takes gcc a long time to compile...
There has been a perl -> C converter for a while, but nobody has
been working on it because it takes so long to compile the result.