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Re: Faster compilation speed


Stan writes:
> I'm not very keen on trying to start from scratch, the people that have
> tried over the past few years haven't done so well.  Also, since we don't
> seem to have a good understanding of why GCC is slow, then why would we
> expect a redesign to somehow avoid those problems?  And if we do get an
> understanding, then we can estimate the effort to change it incrementally.

David Edelsohn's numbers suggest that bad cache behavior may be the
primary culprit.  Figuring out how to improve data locality might be a
good starting point.


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