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Re: Faster compilation speed
- From: Noel Yap <yap_noel at yahoo dot com>
- To: Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs dot mu dot OZ dot AU>, 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 04:00:05 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Faster compilation speed
--- Fergus Henderson <email@example.com.OZ.AU> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
>From what I've heard on this thread, I was under the
impression that the talk is of improving the C++ front
end, but not C. I'm probably confused about this
(possibly since this thread is partially a
brainstorming session) so can someone put me straight,
please? If there's a large enough concensus on the
top candidates to investigate, what are they?
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