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Re: gcc -S vs clang -S
- From: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at gmail dot com>
- To: Fei Ding <fdingiit at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Eric Botcazou <ebotcazou at libertysurf dot fr>, Olivier Galibert <galibert at pobox dot com>, GCC Mailing List <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Thiago Farina <tfransosi at gmail dot com>
- Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 18:40:25 -0700
- Subject: Re: gcc -S vs clang -S
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On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 6:36 PM, Fei Ding <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think Thiago and Eric just want to know which code-gen is better and why...
You need to understand for a complex process (CISC ISAs) like x86,
there is no one right answer sometimes. You need to look at each
micro-arch and understand the pipeline. Sometimes different code
stream will performance the same but it also depends on the code size
> 2015-05-12 23:29 GMT+08:00 Eric Botcazou <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> Note that at -O3 there is a difference still:
>>> clang (3.6.0):
>>> addl %esi, %edi
>>> movl %edi, %eax
>>> gcc (4.9.2)
>>> leal (%rdi,%rsi), %eax
>>> Can't tell which is best, if any.
>> But what's your point exactly here? You cannot expect different compilers to
>> generate exactly the same code on a given testcase for non-toy architectures.
>> Note that this kind of discussion is more appropriate for email@example.com
>> Eric Botcazou