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Re: gcc compile-time performance
- From: Toon Moene <toon at moene dot indiv dot nluug dot nl>
- To: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 11:56:07 +0200
- Subject: Re: gcc compile-time performance
- Organization: Moene Computational Physics, Maartensdijk, The Netherlands
- References: <20020518001420.36B7DF28C4@nile.gnat.com> <3CE5A269.7EA5BA3F@apple.com>
Stan Shebs wrote:
> Robert Dewar wrote:
> > My own feeling here is that compile time performance is less important
> > than run time performance. We have never seen a customer pushed in the
> > direction of a proprietary compiler by compile time performance, but we
> > have seen many concerns about runtime performance being slower.
> Depends on the audience. Most Apple developers pound on Steve Jobs
> about GCC being slower than CodeWarrior, then Steve proceeds to
> pound on us. :-( :-)
That makes me feel like there's something wrong in the management style
at Apple - surely Steve "insanely great" Jobs shouldn't pound on
individual compiler engineers ?!?!?
I work in a ~500 employee Institute. The only reason the Director
sometimes wants to speak with me is that I'm chairman of the works
That said, I definitely agree on the compile time performance, even though
it's next to irrelevant for most Fortran programmers.
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