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Re: how to get development info
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, ijones at cis dot ohio-state dot edu
- Subject: Re: how to get development info
- From: Mike Stump <mrs at windriver dot com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 19:56:41 -0800 (PST)
> From: isaac jones <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 22:39:04 -0500 (EST)
> Does there exist any kind of programmer's guide for egcs?
Yes. read *.texi, then *.def, then *.h, then *.c, and you will know
much. Also, there is an entire web site devoded to the compiler at
gcc.gnu.org; under `manual' you will find most of *.texi.
> I'd like a pointer to some very basic info about how to start
> digging into the source code.
emacs and gdb under emacs.
> And in particular, info about where to find code that performs
> optimization would be nice.
If you randomly pick 4 screens of code, you have a > 94% chance of
finding code that optimizes. In emacs, do a meta-x grep optimize *.c,
I am sure it will provide quite a few.