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Re: Faster compilation speed
On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 04:24:46PM -0700, Mike Stump wrote:
> On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 04:29 PM, Phil Edwards wrote:
> > Personally, "fastest compile possible" usually just means
> > -fsyntax-only.
> -fsyntax-only isn't a compile.
My point, if we're nitpicking, is that almost every single time I hear a
user complain that, "gcc is taking so long," it's immediately followed by,
"all I want to do is check that I got the template specializations in the
right order," etc. So they use -fsyntax-only while writing their code,
and then fire off a "real" build at -O5.2e7 and go home for the evening.
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002