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Re: Faster compilation speed
- From: Russ Allbery <rra at stanford dot edu>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 15:48:38 -0700
- Subject: Re: Faster compilation speed
- Organization: The Eyrie
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Tim Josling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The COBOL spec is about 1500 pages in a smallish font (including addenda
> and the "intrinsic functions"). My copy of the C standard, for example,
> runs to about 200 pages(1).
> (1) Excluding the library.
ISO C99 is 554 pages including the standard library, all of the annexes,
and the index, so you can even make the comparison on that basis; it's
about a third of the size of COBOL including a decent chunk of the
standard library. (glibc includes a full POSIX implementation plus a
bunch of other stuff, so it's hard to make an apples and apples
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>