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does gcc 4.1 generate "faster" binaries than earlier gcc versions?
- From: Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo at wpkg dot org>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 20:02:05 +0100
- Subject: does gcc 4.1 generate "faster" binaries than earlier gcc versions?
Perhaps the question is a bit silly, but I thought I'd ask it anyway.
I'm compiling some software for a Linux/uClibc on a mipsel platform.
Right now I'm using gcc 3.4.4 to do both native and cross-compilation.
A while ago gcc 4.1 was released, and boasts many optimizations.
As the mipsel devices I use are rather slow - here comes the point of my
question: will binaries I compile with gcc 4.1 be faster than these
compiled with 3.4.4?
I don't really care about compilation time; I'm only concerned with the
speed of the binaries made with gcc 3.4.4 and 4.1 (i.e., will gzip
compiled with gcc 4.1 compress a given file faster than gzip compressed
with gcc 3.4.4).
I tried looking for some benchmarks, but they mainly deal with
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