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Re: Faster compilation speed
>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Buck <Joe.Buck@synopsys.com> writes:
Joe> Robert Dewar writes:
>> But remember that work you put in on speeding up the compiler is
>> work that you do not put in on improving the compiler. As time
>> goes on, quality of generated code continues to be critical,
>> compiler speed is less critical.
Joe> Um, possibly you forget that in order to get a change accepted,
Joe> the contributor has to do a three-stage bootstrap with the
Joe> compiler and run the regressions. If that process ran three
Joe> times faster, contributors could try three times as many
Joe> versions of possible patches in the same time period.
Yes indeed. On a reasonable PC (a 2-year old laptop) a single
iteration of that process takes many hours.