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Re: GCC 4.1: Buildable on GHz machines only?
>>>>> Matt Thomas writes:
Matt> Regardless, GCC4.1 is a computational pig.
If you are referring to the compiler itself, this has no basis in
reality. If you are referring to the entire compiler collection,
including runtimes, you are not using a fair comparison or are making
extreme statements without considering the cause.
GCC now supports C++, Fortran 90 and Java. Those languages have
extensive, complicated runtimes. The GCC Java environment is becoming
much more complete and standards compliant, which means adding more and
If your point is that fully supporting modern, richly featured
languages results in a longer build process, that is correct. Using
disparaging terms like "pig" is missing the point. As others have pointed
out, if you do not want to build some languages and runtimes, you can
disable them. GCC is providing features that users want and that has a