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Re: Faster compilation speed
- From: Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs dot mu dot OZ dot AU>
- To: Theodore Papadopoulo <Theodore dot Papadopoulo at sophia dot inria dot fr>
- Cc: Robert Dewar <dewar at gnat dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, shebs at apple dot com, mrs at apple dot com
- Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 14:44:19 +1000
- Subject: Re: Faster compilation speed
- References: <20020813161040.7146AF2D49@nile.gnat.com> <200208131720.g7DHKnMi032161@mururoa.inria.fr>
On 13-Aug-2002, Theodore Papadopoulo <Theodore.Papadopoulo@sophia.inria.fr> wrote:
> the "average
> source code" (to be defined by someone ;-) ) is also probably growing
> in size and complexity...
Indeed. Also note that more people are using higher-level languages,
a fair number of which work by compiling to C -- generally with a
significant expansion in the number of lines of code.
For example, the Mercury compiler is about 270,000 lines of
Mercury code, which compiles to about 4.5 million lines of C code.
This takes gcc a long time to compile...
So I am very supportive of any work that can be done to improve the
speed of gcc.
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