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Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal
- From: Paul Koning <pkoning at equallogic dot com>
- To: coyote at coyotegulch dot com
- Cc: gdr at integrable-solutions dot net, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:24:17 -0500
- Subject: Re: gcc 3.5 integration branch proposal
>>>>> "Scott" == Scott Robert Ladd <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Scott> Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
>> I suggest you spend some time in the bugzilla database, triaging
>> bugs and explaining people who say that the compiler segfaulted --
>> when compiling their programs, and you have determined that GCC
>> was consuming huge memory -- that they are marginal. Until then,
>> I guess we're just going through an empty discussion.
Scott> Well, people can tell me I'm nuttier than a fruitcake, but
Scott> here's a wild suggestion:
Scott> Define a "lean-and-mean" build, perhaps focused on C, that
Scott> reduces system requirements and focuses on compilation
Scott> speed. One of GCC's key advantages is its support for "older"
Scott> Such an approach might go a long way toward satisfying the
Scott> various constituencies who want faster compiles on limited
It wouldn't satisfy me. C++ is just as important as C, and it is
completely unreasonable to tell people that any host other than a
year or two is "marginal".
A point to keep in mind is that laptops make good hosts, but laptops
are more memory-limited than desktops.